- Title: Venezuela's constituent assembly to hold first session
- Date: 4th August 2017
- Summary: GOVERNMENT SUPPORTERS AT RALLY POSTER OF VENEZUELAN HERO SIMON BOLIVAR SUPPORTERS WAVING POSTERS POSTER THAT SAYS CONSTITUENT ASSEMBLY WILL SAVE THE COUNTRY AND SHOWING PICTURE OF UNCLE SAM
- Embargoed: 18th August 2017 18:01
- Keywords: government supporters rally as constituent assembly installation begins
- Location: CARACAS, VENEZUELA
- City: CARACAS, VENEZUELA
- Country: Venezuela
- Topics: Lawmaking,Government/Politics
- Reuters ID: LVA0056SQRWP3
- Aspect Ratio: 16:9
- Story Text: Venezuelan government supporters rallied outside parliament on Friday (August 4) as the newly-elected members of the Constituent Assembly entered to be sworn in.
The Constituent Assembly is authorized by the government of leftist President Nicolas Maduro to expand his powers.
Governments from Spain to Canada to Argentina have spoken out against the assembly and the United States imposed sanctions on OPEC member Venezuela, which is grappling with a political and economic crisis.
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