Deadly violence rocks Venezuela during election

Venezuela's President Nicolas Maduro is claiming victory in an election marred by weeks of violence and killing.

Opposition groups called for a boycott and say their supporters didn't vote.

They say voter turn-out was just 12 percent.

But President Maduro called it the biggest ever vote for revolution and will now rewrite the constitution.

It's reported at least three people died on election day bringing the total to at least 122 killed in nearly four months of political conflict.

The Venezuelan economy used to be the richest in South America thanks to having some of the world's largest oil reserves.

However in 2016, it is estimated the country's economy dropped by 10 percent due to corruption and political infighting.

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