After over eight million Venezuelans voted for their delegates to the ANC, teleSUR looks at the next steps in the process.
After Sunday's vote for the National Constituent Assembly, Venezuela enters a new legislative and election period.
Over eight million people voted in Venezuela's election Sunday — a turnout of over 41 percent, according to electoral authorities — to choose from 6,120 candidates for the 545-member ANC.
Public servants, including governors, mayors, and lawmakers, could not run as candidates unless they resigned from their positions. Candidates did not represent their political parties but competed on an individual basis to become a delegate for the ANC.
"It is the only way to summon the full sovereignty of the people and lay the foundations of the recovery of peace in the Republic," President Nicolas Maduro said on May 1.
"This is a Constituent Assembly to bring order, do justice and defend the peace," Maduro said Monday.