Critics warn that vote, which will see creation of 545-member assembly with power to rewrite constitution, will seal demise of Venezuela’s democracy

Venezuela’s beleaguered government appeared prepared to go ahead with a vote on Sunday that critics at home and abroad warn will seal the demise of the oil-rich nation’s democracy.

At least five people were killed last week, after the opposition stepped up its protests against the controversial vote that will elect a 545-member constituent assembly with the power to rewrite the constitution and dissolve state institutions.

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