Venezuelan President Nicolas Maduro is claiming victory in the election for a new constitutional super-body, that he says will help rescue Venezuela from political and economic disaster.
Opponents both at home and abroad describe the vote as a naked power grab that will only escalate the paralysing conflicts.
Election organisers say more than eight million voters turned out – more than double the estimates of government critics.
With further protests and sanctions threatened, are there more dark dark days ahead for a country already torn apart by political and economic strife?
Guests: Teresa Albanes – Opposition coalition member.
Francisco Dominguez – Head of Latin American Studies, Middlesex University.
Jennifer McCoy – Professor of Political Science at Georgia State University and author of ‘The Unraveling of Representative Democracy in Venezuela’.
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