President Maduro has told the Bolivarian Armed Forces, he will create a special plan against what he called the “the sabotage of the national electric system.”
“From today on I will be working on this plan,” said Maduro. Latter in the same speech he clarified that he himself would not be designing the plan, instead he asked the Armed Forces to present him with “a special plan against the sabotage and the war against the electric system, because right-wingers want to boycott the elections [presidential elections, April 22], and they have a plan to attack the whole [electric] service.”
Electricity blackouts have left many areas of the country in the dark for hours in several occasions in in recent years. The most recent, on February 22, left 11 states without power for more than 11 hours.