Venezuelan President Nicolas Maduro is claiming victory in the election for a new constitutional superbody, which he says will help save the country 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 days ahead for a country already torn apart by political and economic strife?
Presenter: Martine Dennis
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’.
Source: Al Jazeera News