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Deadly clashes during Venezuela's Constitutional Assembly election leaves 10 dead

News Agencies | Updated on: 31 July 2017, 14:11 IST
(ANI)

At least 10 people were reportedly killed in the deadly clashes between protesters and police that erupted during the Constitutional Assembly election in Venezuela on 30 July.

An opposition youth leader, a pro-government candidate and a soldier were amongst those who were killed, local media reports said.

Elections were held on 30 July to elect members of the Constituent Assembly who would replacing Venezuela's current National Assembly .

The Constituent Assembly will have the power to rewrite the Constitution.

The election comes after weeks of violent street protests in which many people have been killed or injured.

More than 100 people have been killed in the unrest ongoing in the country since April this year.

According to reports, the opposition leaders had called for a boycott of the vote, declaring it rigged for the ruling party.

Argentina, Colombia, Peru, Panama, Peru and the United States said they would not recognise Sunday's vote. 

-ANI

First published: 31 July 2017, 14:11 IST
 
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