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Maduro installs disputed new Venezuela assembly

22:18 EDT 3 Aug 2017 | Yahoo News

Maduro installs disputed new Venezuela assemblyVenezuelan President Nicolas Maduro was to install a powerful new assembly of his allies on Friday, dismissing an international outcry and opposition protests saying he is burying democracy in his country. The Constituent Assembly, elected last weekend in a vote marred by violence and allegations of fraud, will sit in a chamber in the Legislative Palace in Caracas, where the opposition-controlled legislature is located. The inaugural session of its 500-plus members -- who include Maduro's wife and son -- will take place under high tension.


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