Published On: Thu, Nov 19th, 2015

The Hague advises against travel to Caracas

venezuela-crisisTHE HAGUE, WILLEMSTAD - The Ministry of Foreign Affairs warns of travel to Venezuela. In two weeks, on December 6, parliamentary elections will be held in that South American country.

This causes stresses which may lead to political unrest. Experience shows, according to The Hague that political developments in Venezuela and the increasing scarcity in stores may result in demonstrations, often with violence. For that reason, The Hague recommends avoiding demonstrations, especially in the big cities.

The date of December 6 is symbolic for Venezuela. Maduro's charismatic predecessor Hugo Chavez is on that day in 1998 elected as president for the first time.

Venezuela has a unicameral system. The Asamblea Nacional (National Assembly) has 167 members elected for five years. The ruling Socialist party of President Nicolas Maduro now has the majority.

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