"The whole country overwhelmingly rejects the Maduro regime", said opposition leader Freddy Guevara, announcing the first 24-hour strike in almost four months of anti-government demonstrations that have led to some 100 deaths.
Almost 7.2 million Venezuelans-lower than the projected 10.5 million out of 19 million possible voters-cast ballots in the symbolic election against Maduro, university guarantors said with 95 percent of votes counted.
Fox said he would continue to work for a democratic transition in the South American country. Do they reject the constitutional assembly?
White House press secretary Sean Spicer says the US congratulates the Venezuelan people "for the huge turnout in the referendum" sponsored by the opposition to reject President Nicolas Maduro's planned constitutional revamp.
In the referendum, Venezuelans were asked to respond "yes" or "no" to three questions.
Support for Maduro's constituent assembly stands at about 30 percent, while the president's approval rating is 20 percent as the country experiences high inflation and an economic downward spiral, according to pollster Datanalisis.
Amid ongoing turmoil, an overwhelming majority of those who voted in an unofficial referendum organized by Venezuela's opposition has rejected the motion of leftist President Nicolas Maduro to change the constitution and supplant the opposition-leadning Parliament with a "Constituent Assembly".
"We're prepared to deepen the political conflict to achieve the reestablishment of constitutional order", the vice president of congress, Freddy Guevara, said at a news conference on Monday flanked by other foes of Mr.
Over seven million Venezuelans participated in Sunday's referendum on the country's political future, reports Efe news. The opposition has called for a boycott of that vote.
The commission of university rectors informed that after computing the 95 percent of the vote tabulation sheets a total of 7,186,170 of voters had rejected the Constituent Assembly of Maduro in the consultation that took place outside the formal electoral system.
He said some media had passed off photos of government supporters participating in the practice run as if they were opposition sympathisers at their referendum event.
"The result is a remarkable show of force for Venezuela's opposition", New York-based Torino Capital said, noting participation also meant openly defying the government.
The turnout is slightly smaller than the 7.7 million people who voted for opposition candidates at the 2015 parliamentary elections.
Maduro, whose term is due to end in early 2019, dismissed Sunday's event as an internal exercise by the opposition with no bearing on Venezuela.
Some supporters said they were disappointed.
He said: "I'm calling on the opposition to return to peace, to respect for the constitution, to sit and talk". The court nullified eight of the assembly's laws between January and October 2016, after making just one such ruling in the previous 200 years, legal experts say.
"I signed because there's no medicine, no food, no security", she said.
The opposition blamed a "paramilitary" gang for the shooting, which prosecutors said they would investigate. The country's chief prosecutor has recently broken with the ruling party.