Opposition in Venezuela Now Has to Fix the Ills That Led to Its Victory

December 9, 2015 1:24 AM

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Opposition in Venezuela Now Has to Fix the Ills That Led to Its Victory

CARACAS, Venezuela — Now comes the hard part. The political opposition here rode discontent over a failing economy to an overwhelming majority in legislative elections on Sunday, but after years of sniping from the sidelines they have to get down to the difficult task of delivering on promises to fix the country’s many ills.

The opposition, under the banner of the Democratic Unity coalition, won 112 of the 167 seats in the National Assembly, which will be sworn in Jan. 5, according to electoral authorities. The government’s United Socialist Party will now have 55 seats.

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