Venezuela Seats Powerful Assembly Many Say Is a Fraud


CARACAS—Venezuela’s government on Friday moved to consolidate President Nicolás Maduro’s rule, convening a powerful new national assembly aligned with him and suspending an attorney general sharply critical of his administration.

Shortly after installing the 545-member assembly, the Supreme Court, which is controlled by Mr. Maduro’s loyalists, voted to suspend Attorney General Luisa Ortega, said one of the court’s judges. The order…