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Venezuela Headed For a New President?

Not only is President Maduro dealing with Venezuela’s drooping economy and lagging energy output, he now finds himself in the center of a possible electoral recall.
The opposing political force, Roundtable of Democratic Community, or MUD for short led by Henrique Capriles Radonski has amassed 1.5 Million signatures calling for President Maduro to step down from his political position. Many of the voters signed the petition due to the struggling economy and power shortage the nation is currently going through.

Adrian Jose Velasquez Figueroa thinks that if the 1.5 million signatures can be verified by the National Electoral Council, then MUD has 72 hours to get 20% of the electorates to sign the referendum. Once 20% is reached, it would be a straight shot to the Presidency for Radonski. Henrique Capriles Radonski was edged out by President Maduro in the last National election.

“I cannot imagine that running a country is an easy process during the best of times, let alone during times of extreme strife” says Jose Velasquez . My only hope is that the Venezuelan people can push through to better times and reach a level of economic and political prosperity.