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In photos: What does the Maduro government want Venezuela's new assembly to change?

The 1999 Constitution was one of the "political achievements" promoted by the late Venezuelan President Hugo Chavez. Last Sunday, the government of his successor Nicolás Maduro summoned Venezuelans to the polls to create a new Magna Carta that allows him to design a state to suit him, in a process that the opposition branded as "fraudulent."
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Marcelo Pérez del Carpio
Publicado: 04 Aug | 03:31 PM EDT
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Eighteen years after the approval of the Constitution promoted by Hugo Chavez, his successor, Nicolas Maduro called on Venezuelans to elect 545 legislators who will create a new Constitution. We asked supporters of the ruling party why they went to vote and what they wanted to change from the 1999 Constitution. Foto: Andres Martinez Casares / Reuters | Univision
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Arles Tovar Necesitamos paz y menos problemas en la calle. Al final del...
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Arles Tovar, 35, is an unemployed teacher. She voted in the Barrio 23 of January with her daughter. "We need peace and less problems in the streets. At the end of the day I hope that with the Constituent Assembly there will not be so much trouble in the streets that we can get a job," she told Univision News. "(We need) to create opportunities so all the young people do not leave the country." Foto: Marcelo Pérez del Carpio | Univision
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Gustavo Niño, 35, also voted in Barrio 23 de Enero. "I have come to vote for Venezuela to be different, we have to strengthen the Constituent Assembly and the revolution, we must support all Venezuelans and continue the revolution ... so that we can continue to live as it should be." Foto: Marcelo Pérez del Carpio | Univision
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Raúl Bouchester formo parte del colectivo Alí Primera Montepiedad. Vengo...
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Raúl Bouchester, 58, is a member of the group Alí Primera in Caracas, a community group linked to the government. "I think it is necessary to make adjustments in the Constitution," he says. "There is a great problem of impunity now and it is necessary that those who comment crimes be punished severely." Foto: Marcelo Pérez del Carpio | Univision
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Romelia Pérez tiene 79 años y asegura que es la primera vez que vota. &q...
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Romelia Perez (in the wheelchair) is 79 years old and says it's the first time she's voted. He did it with his sister Jesusita Perez, 77. "I hope everything goes well so that I can go quietly to my house," she said. Foto: Marcelo Pérez del Carpio | Univision
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Irma Bárbara Vázquez: Espero que la Constitución actual de nosotros teng...
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"I hope that our current Constitution will have a reform of certain articles and that the country will get past this crisis and that everything will improve in peace for us Venezuelans. To improve our life, our economy, to have a little more security," said Irma Bárbara Vásquez after voting in Barrio 23 de Enero.
Foto: Marcelo Pérez del Carpio | Univision
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Legna Serrano es candidata a la Constituyente por el Sector Consejo Comu...
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Legna Serrano is a candidate for the Constituent Assembly for the Community and Community Council Sector for the Capital District. Serrano says that the process is necessary "to build and consolidate the legacy" of President Chávez. "To build and shield all rights conquer all the rights achieved in these 18 years of revolution." Foto: Marcelo Pérez del Carpio | Univision
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For Rita Gutiérrez, who voted in the voting center of the school Alberto Rabel, in Petare, the writing of a new Constitution is a way to follow with the legacy of Hugo Chavez. "I hope at the end of the day that everything comes out in holy peace and that we go out to celebrate tonight and tomorrow a new day in which we will continue to enjoy and we will truly see the peace that Venezuela needs." Foto: Marcelo Pérez del Carpio | Univision
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Marien Manzano Vengo a votar porque creo en la revolución bolivariana, c...
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"I have come to vote because I believe in the Bolivarian revolution, we believe in peace, we are against the terrorism that we want to impose from the empire." We are a people of fighters that we are not afraid of, so I exercised my right to vote," said Marien Manzano, 43 years old. For her it is not a question of changing the Constitution but of "consolidating it."
Foto: Marcelo Pérez del Carpio. | Univision
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Rhonda Ramírez tiene 40 años y es profesora. Votó en el barrio 23 de ene...
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Rhonda Ramirez is 40 years old and is a teacher. She voted in the neighborhood of January 23: "Commander Chavez is the one who has given us dignity, Maduro is following in his footsteps. How can we not support? Support is the word I have in my head on this day and much hope that the revolution will continue and It needs to be continued," she said. Foto: Marcelo Pérez del Carpio. | Univision
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Petra Lopez is part of the Bolivarian militia. She is deaf-mute, but pointed to her country card and a pamphlet from the National Constituent Assembly as she pointed ahead and up, as if repeating the slogan of "The Constituent Assembly." Foto: Marcelo Pérez del Carpio | Univision