With a completely different set of opposition candidates, Euronews looks at who Venezuelan President Nicolas Maduro is up against in Sunday's presidential election.
This Sunday, Venezuelans will go to the polls in snap elections called by the government to elect their future president. Many believe that Nicolas Maduro will be elected for a second term but the Chavista president has lost a lot of support over the years.
Luisa Ortega, was dismissed from office last year after she denounced constitutional reforms promoted by President Nicolas Maduro as a breach of democracy.
Restrictions including travel bans and asset freezes have been issued as the country’s political and economic situation continues to crumble.
Fate of Oscar Perez is unclear as several 'terrorists' are killed in assault
One major supermarket in the Venezuelan capital didn't open for hours. When it finally did, only crackers and washing liquid were discounted, just as millions cannot eat three proper meals a day.
Traditionally, Venezuelans cook a pork roast instead of turkey for Christmas, so when President Nicolas Maduro's promise of subsidised pork failed to materialise, frustration boiled over into what some have dubbed the “pork revolution."
The two nephews of Venezuela's first lady, Cilia Flores, have been sentenced to 18 years in prison in the US following their convictions on drug conspiracy charges.
The award is being accepted in Strasbourg by the president of the Venezuelan National Assembly and political prisoners
Ousted mayor of Caracas, Antonio Ledezmahas fleed to Spain after escaping house arrest in Venezuela
The latin american country has approved legislation to clamp down on the media.
Maradona has appeared with the Venezuelan leader Nicolas Maduro on a football pitch in Caracas
Venezuela's opposition coalition has refused to recognize the results of gubernatorial elections where the ruling socialists won a surprise majority.
Venezuela is going to the polls for the first time since President Maduro's consitutional reforms, a test of his hold on the country
Nicolas Maduro, has confirmed that his government will take part in talks with the country’s opposition.
Venezuela continues to reel under a political and economic crisis but President Nicholas Maduro shows no sign of changing course. Maduro says he's willing to be a dictator if it will help turn the country around.
Delcy Rodriguez backs her president and accuses venezuelan opposition groups for US sanctions
Venezuela is holding two days of nationwide armed forces exercises and has called on civilians to join reserve units to defend against a possible attack by the US.
Venezuela's ex-chief prosecutor says "rights are dead" in her home country and claims evidence of Maduro corruption
Venezuelan President Nicolas Maduro seeks cross-border arrest of his fugitive ex-attorney general, Luisa Ortega
Venezuela's controversial new pro government constituant assembly votes to assume the powers of the opposition led parliament.
Luisa Ortega Diaz, an outspoken opponent of Maduro, denied claims that she was part of an "extortion gang".
A peaceful solution to the violent unrest engulfing Venezuela is possible, Mike Pence has said.
The US Vice-President was speaking alongside
US President Donald Trump has threatened military intervention in Venezuela, a surprise escalation in Washington's response to the country's political crisis.
The Venezuelan President Nicolas Maduro says he wants a meeting with US President Donald Trump
Soaring inflation, food and medicine shortages - Venezuelan's face a daily struggle to provide for their families