December 8, 2015

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Electoral authority: Venezuelan opposition coalition wins 'supermajority' in National Assembly (HANNAH DREIER, 12/08/15, Associated Press)

Venezuela's opposition won a key two-thirds majority in the National Assembly in legislative voting, according to final results released Tuesday, dramatically strengthening its hand in any bid to wrest power from President Nicolas Maduro after 17 years of socialist rule. [...]

The "supermajority" gives the Democratic Unity opposition alliance a strong hand in trying to unseat Maduro, as well as the votes needed to sack Supreme Court justices, initiate a referendum on the president's mandate and even convoke an assembly to rewrite Hugo Chavez's 1999 constitution.

Posted by at December 8, 2015 7:07 PM

  

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