Voters in Venezuela are choosing new members of the National Assembly. Opinion polls say the ruling Socialist Party is in danger of losing its majority for the first time in 16 years. And there are fears of violence and unrest after the poll.
The democratically elected congress has rejected being stripped of power, saying they are resisting "an armed military dictatorship." The international community has condemned the power grab by a pro-government assembly.
Venezuelan President Maduro has declared the constituent assembly the most powerful institution in the country. The assembly moved to oust former chief prosecutor, Luisa Ortega, who has said she now fears for her life.
Venezuela's former top prosecutor Luisa Ortega arrived in Colombia after fleeing her home country. One of the highest profile critics of the President Maduro's leadership, she has been charged with corruption.
President Nicolas Maduro is locked in a power struggle with the opposition in Venezuela as the death toll mounts and the country's economy continues to deteriorate. DW gives an overview of the conflict.
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