Caracas( CNN) Venezuelans ought to have summoned to the polls on Sunday to vote for a new lawmaking torso, to be known as the Constituent Assembly.

There are 545 seats up for grabs and those elected would essentially replace the present National Assembly — which is controlled by foes of President Nicols Maduro’s government.

The newly elected body would rewrite the 1999 constitution, the cornerstone of former President Hugo Chavez’s “Bolivarian Revolution, ” which widened presidential term limits and allowed for indefinite reelections.