Venezuelan protesters call vote 'the end of democracy'

Venezuela has voted to select a new constitutional assembly, which would give President Nicolas Maduro's government virtually unlimited powers.

by

    Venezuela has voted to select a new constitutional assembly, which would give President Nicolas Maduro's government virtually unlimited powers.

    In the capital,, Caracas, violence has flared with police firing tear gas at protesters boycotting the vote.

    At least nine people have died in election-related violence in the country.

    Al Jazeera's John Holman reports from Caracas.


    YOU MIGHT ALSO LIKE

    Visualising every Saudi coalition air raid on Yemen

    Visualising every Saudi coalition air raid on Yemen

    Since March 2015, Saudi Arabia and a coalition of Arab states have launched more than 19,278 air raids across Yemen.

    Lost childhoods: Nigeria's fear of 'witchcraft' ruins young lives

    Lost childhoods: Nigeria's fear of 'witchcraft' ruins young lives

    Many Pentecostal churches in the Niger Delta offer to deliver people from witchcraft and possession - albeit for a fee.

    Why did Bush go to war in Iraq?

    Why did Bush go to war in Iraq?

    No, it wasn't because of WMDs, democracy or Iraqi oil. The real reason is much more sinister than that.