Nicolas Maduro has compared himself to Saddam Hussein

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Venezuelan President Nicolas Maduro on Friday compared himself with the former President of Iraq Saddam Hussein.

«I’m similar to Saddam Hussein live Saddam Hussein,» said Maduro on state television. At these words, spoken before a huge audience hall in Caracas, he was dressed in camouflage uniform and red airborne beret.

Hussein was ousted in April 2003 after the invasion of Iraq, coalition troops led by the US and Britain. The Supreme court of Iraq has charged him with the death in 1982 of 148 villagers of al-dujayl. He was sentenced to death, the sentence was executed in late December 2006.

In Venezuela since early April, are mass protests after the Supreme court’s decision to severely limit the power of the National Assembly. The decision was reversed, but opposition supporters took to the streets demanding the resignation of the members of the court, and hold early elections. Now they are protesting against the convocation of the constituent Assembly, considering it an attempt to change the Constitution. According to recent reports, during the protests has killed more than 90 people.


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