By BBC Monitoring

Publishedduration18 hours agoshareSharenocloseShare pagelinkCopy linkAbout sharingimage copyrightGetty Imagesimage captionPresident Maduro's son, Nicolás Ernesto, is among the pro-government candidates in the running

Venezuelans will choose 277 members of the National Assembly on Sunday in an election which is being boycotted by most opposition parties, who have denounced it as a "fraud".

The election comes amid a two-year power struggle between sitting President Nicolás Maduro and opposition leader Juan Guaidó.

Following Mr Maduro's re-election in the 2018 presidential ballot, which was widely dismissed as "neither free nor fair", Mr Guaidó was recognised as "interim president" by the National Assembly, the US and more than 50 other nations.

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