Guaido had warned that Maduro was launching a ‘mass pursuit’ of anti-government legislators [Manaure Quintero/Reuters]

Venezuela’s pro-government Constituent Assembly was holding an unscheduled session on Monday, with the opposition warning that it was preparing to announce the dissolution of the opposition-controlled National Assembly.

The warning was given by opposition leader Juan Guaido, who said in a video published on Sunday that President Nicolas Maduro‘s government was planning to call early elections and dissolve parliament.

“If … they do what they are planning to do, we shall have a phase of greater conflict,” Guaido said in the video, which was posted on Twitter.

Constituent Assembly President Diosdado Cabello confirmed on Sunday that the assembly would hold a “session for peace”.

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