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A man takes part in a protest in Caracas on the eve of the symbolic plebiscite called by the Venezuelan opposition on July 15, 2017. (Photo by AFP)
A man takes part in a protest in Caracas on the eve of the symbolic plebiscite called by the Venezuelan opposition on July 15, 2017. (Photo by AFP)
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Venezuela’s opposition calls for holding a referendum to topple President Nicolas Maduro and if the method does not work, they will push for a military coup, says Isaac Bigio.    

The referendum is not going to have “any legal binding” but “the opposition will try to use that to little by little undermine this government” and to ask for a military “coup d'état” against President Maduro, the Latin America expert told Press TV on Sunday.

An opposition-organized symbolic vote was held in 2,000 polling stations across Venezuela and in 80 countries for Venezuelans abroad on Sunday, some two weeks ahead of an official vote to elect a body to rewrite the constitution.