"I call to continue building, with great spiritual strength, the great national union of all sectors," the Venezuelan leader said.Full Story
"Long live the victory of the people in a historic consultative referendum that has put Venezuela on its feet!” he said.Full Story
The full results are expected to be announced some time on Monday.
President Maduro: "Venezuela will come out strengthened... The first effect that the powerful voice of national unity must have is to seat the president of Guyana, Irfaan Ali, after this referendum."
“Indigenous peoples have come to the homeland's call to defend Guayana Esequiba," the Venezuelan Defense Minister Padrino commented.
Electoral authorities installed 28,027 polling stations to serve citizens from 6 am to 6 pm.
“I exercise my right to vote in the historic consultative referendum for the defense of our Guayana Esequiba,” he said.
“Today we are not voting as the opposition or the ruling party... We are voting as Venezuela, with one color, one flag, and one feeling,” he stressed.
This democratic process will take place in the 23 Venezuelan states and in the Capital District.