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Venezuelan opposition stages referendum amid violence

More than seven million voters have taken part in an opposition-organised referendum in Venezuela. 
     
Voters strongly opposed government plans for a new constituent assembly with the power to scrap the National Assembly and rewrite the constitution. 
     
Venezuela is polarised between backers of President Nicolás Maduro and opponents, who want fresh elections. 
     
A nurse was shot dead while queuing to vote in the capital, Caracas.         
Men on motorbikes opened fire, killing 60 year-old Xiomara Soledad Scott, and wounding three others. 
     
The opposition blamed a "paramilitary" gang for the shooting, which prosecutors said they would investigate. 


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