Maduro proposes life imprisonment against corrupt people

This Saturday, April 13, the president of Venezuela, Nicolás Maduro, launched the proposal to reform the Constitution in order to include life imprisonment for crimes such as corruption and treason

During the march this Saturday, April 13, called by the United Socialist Party of Venezuela (PSUV), the president of the nation, Nicolás Maduro, proposed reforming the Constitution to include life imprisonment for crimes such as corruption and treason. Likewise, he proposed political disqualification for life.

The current president and candidate for re-election in the elections on July 28 took the opportunity to make the statement during the call to remember 22 years since Hugo Chávez returned to power after a coup d’état registered on April 11, 2002.

He pointed out that “to reform the Constitution it takes the people, and that in that sense he called on the people to debate the issue. At the moment, it has not made a formal call to hold a referendum.”

With respect to the maximum penalty contemplated by Venezuelan laws, there is a sentence of 30 years in prison, as stated in article 44 of the Constitution, which states that “the custodial sentences will not exceed thirty years.”

With respect to political disqualifications from holding public office, “one of the ways to establish this sanction is through the Comptroller General of the Republic, which can issue these sanctions temporarily in the event of a final ruling.”


Source: CNN

(Reference image source: @PresidencialVen, X)

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