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>> Venezuela's new pro-government constituent assembly has removed the country's dissident state prosecutor in what critics are calling in an affront to democracy. Luisa Ortega has been President Nicholas Maduro's main challenger from within the ruling Socialist Movement since protests erupted in April. The assembly made Ortega's removal its first act in its inaugural session on Saturday.
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Ortega was jostled as she and her supporters tried to push their way through.>>
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And critics say that Ortega's ouster is an ominous sign of a swing by Maduro into full-blown dictatorship. More than a 120 people have died in four months of sustained marches against Maduro. The Constituent assembly replaced Ortega with Maduro's human rights ombudsman, Tarek Saab, a government ally who the opposition says has turned a blind eye to state abuses.
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