Venezuelan opposition calls for nationwide strike to put pressure on Maduro

Venezuela's opposition coalition Democratic Unity Roundtable (MUD) on 26 October 2016 announced a nationwide strike for 28 October to put pressure on the government to reactivate the recall referendum process against President Nicolás Maduro. MUD General Secretary Jesús Torrealba called for a twelve-hour general strike on 28 October, and stated the opposition will give the government until 30 October to resume the referendum process (Panorama). If the government does not respond, Asamblea Nacional (AN) President Henry Ramos Allup stated the opposition will march on the Miraflores presidential palace on 3 November to declare that Maduro has abandoned his post as president (La Patilla).