Venezuela’s Guaido to challenge rival for Congress presidency

Venezuela’s opposition leader Juan Guaido is planning to return to the National Assembly two days after soldiers physically blocked him from seeking re-election as speaker.

President Nicolas Maduro’s supporters then elected one of their allies, in a bid to stop Guaido from taking up the position.

But Guaido’s supporters voted him in an alternative sitting.

Now both men are gearing up to lead the next parliamentary session – the latest twist in Venezuela‘s political conflict.

Al Jazeera’s Lucia Newman reports from Caracas.

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