Venezuelan President Maduro announced that power supply has been restored in 80% of the country
Venezuelan President Maduro announced on the evening of 27th that the government has restored power supply in 80% of the country and called on the Venezuelan people to hold a large-scale demonstration to respond to the "electric war" initiated by the opposition.
Maduro said in a televised speech that 80% of the country's regions have resumed power supply, and only a few western states have not re-connected to the national grid. At present, the technical team of the government and the national power company is making every effort to repair the core part of the power system. "In the next few hours, our power system will be more stable."
Maduro also announced that in order to ensure power restoration work, the country will continue to stop work on the 28th. The government is committed to maintaining law and order stability and living water supply in major cities.
In his speech, Maduro called on the Venezuelan people to hold a large-scale demonstration on the 30th in response to the "electric war" initiated by the opposition and defend the territorial integrity of the country. The parade will be held in more than 1,000 locations across the country. He said that the nationwide blackout that began on the 25th was caused by the "terrorist attack" of the opposition.
On the afternoon of the 25th, power outages occurred in various parts of Venezuela. The government successfully restored power supply in some areas within a few hours after the power outage. However, at around 21:50 on the same day, power outages occurred in most parts of the country. The government accused the opposition of arson damage to the Guri hydropower station in an attempt to completely destroy the power generation and transmission systems. Since the power was not fully restored, the government had decided to suspend work on the 26th and 27th.
Venezuela also had a nationwide blackout that lasted for several days on the 7th of this month. The government said that the cause of the power outage was that the Guri hydropower station was deliberately destroyed by the opposition.