As the saying goes. at least Mussolini made the trains run on time:
Nicolás Maduro Calls for New Venezuelan Constitution. President signs order to convene special assembly to redraft constitution and tells critics: ‘I am no Mussolini’
Venezuela President Nicolás Maduro on Monday signed an order to convene a special assembly to redraft the country’s constitution, the latest in a string of efforts to retain power in the face of mounting protests and civil unrest.
Mr. Maduro called for a vote—though it remained unclear among whom—to elect a so-called constituent assembly, which would in theory become the nation’s highest authority.
I’m not sure why the article says “it remained unclear” who would vote: Maduro clearly intends it would be his yes-men and minions:
Venezuela’s Maduro calls for new constitution written by ‘people’s’ body
Maduro told the May Day crowd that he would submit the application for the new body to write the referendum to the National Electoral Council on Monday.
It urges the election of 500 people to sit on the assembly. Around half would be drawn from sectors of society — from a “working class base,” Maduro said — directly choosing their representatives, while the other half would be named by local councils across the country.
“It is going to be a Constituent Assembly elected by direct vote by the people,” he said.
This is the first call for a constituent assembly since Hugo Chávez rewrote the Venezuelan constitution in 1999.