The nomination was approved unanimously by the 545 delegates, who marched to the neo-classical legislative palace led by socialist party leader Diosdado Cabello and first lady Cilia Flores and accompanied by hundreds of red-shirted government supporters carrying roses and portraits of the late Hugo Chavez, Maduro's predecessor and mentor.
Hours before the inauguration, Venezuela's intelligence services transferred prominent opposition leader Antonio Ledezma from jail back to house arrest, his family said.
Some shouted, "He's returned!" as a jab at the opposition, which had ordered images of Chavez removed from an adjacent building when it won control of congress in 2015.
The assembly selected a crony of leftist President Nicholas Maduro as its leader.
Constituent Assembly elected to rewrite constitution holds first session in Caracas as opposition plans more protests. Ledezma and fellow opposition figure Leopoldo Lopez had been taken to prison from house arrest early on Tuesday after encouraging protests against the new constituent assembly, which will have the power to re-write the constitution and could allow Maduro to govern by decree.
"There has been a gradual erosion of democratic practise and this is a significant line that has been crossed", said Michael Shifter, president of the Washington-based think tank Inter-American Dialogue. The National assembly's claim of a fraudulent election was bolstered when the CEO of the voting technology company Smartmatic said Wednesday that results of Venezuela's election for the all-powerful constituent assembly were off by at least 1 million votes.
The Constituent Assembly marks a new stage in Venezuela's rule.
The new assembly has been strongly condemned by local Opposition forces who said it is nothing more than an attempt by the Maduro administration to grab power.
Maduro for seeing through the creation of the new Assembly, with the U.S. hitting him with sanctions this week and U.S. President Donald Trump branding him a dictator.
The members of the national assembly were selected in voting on July 30, but the opposition boycotted the vote and global observers viewed the ballot as illegitimate.
The Constituent Assembly has the power to rewrite the constitution and dissolve state institutions, and will be seated in a chamber of the Legislative Palace in Caracas, where the Opposition-controlled Parliament normally convenes.
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