adly violence in Venezuela on Election Day, but President Nicolas Maduro calls Sunday's vote to rewrite the constitution a success. Voters largely boycotted Sunday's election on who would make up a constitutional super body. The critics say is rigged to hand unprecedented power to Maduro, allowing him to dissolve the opposition-held congress, delay future elections, and rewrite electoral rules to prevent his party from losing power.
The US has called it a sham election, and the White House is threatening sanctions on Venezuela, but Maduro remains defiant.>> Why the hell should we care what Trump says? We care about what the sovereign people of Venezuela say.>> According to the opposition, only 12% of voters actually turned up at the polls because most of the country refused to recognize the election.
That number heavily disputed by the government, who has the turnout percentage at 42. At least 120 people have died in unrest since April, fueled by anger over an economic meltdown and mass food shortages. Maduro's new assembly is due to sit within 72 hours of being certified. His wife and son are among those expected to win seats.