Tens of thousands of Venezuelans have filled the streets of Caracas for a rally in support of sweeping constitutional reforms that would greatly expand President Hugo Chavez's power.
President Chavez is expected to address Friday's rally, which comes two days ahead of a referendum on the 69 proposed changes.
The rally is taking place one day after thousands of people opposed to the reforms marched in the same area. Opinion polls suggest voters on Sunday will reject the reforms, which would eliminate term limits for Mr. Chavez and help him establish a socialist state. Additionally, the revisions would give authorities sweeping powers in the event of a declaration of a national emergency.