Venezuela opposition claims victory in legislative elections

December 7, 2015 4:21 AM

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Venezuela opposition claims victory in legislative elections

Dec. 6, 2015: Opposition supporters celebrates the closing of a polling station during congressional elections in Caracas, Venezuela. Some members of the opposition are angry after elections officials ordered polling centers to stay open for an extra hour, even if no one was standing in line to vote. Government opponents mobbed some voting stations demanding that the National Guard stick to the original schedule of closing at 6 p.m. (AP Photo/Ariana Cubillos)

CARACAS, Venezuela – Leaders of Venezuela's opposition are claiming victory ahead of official results in Sunday's crucial legislative elections that could alter the country's balance of power after 17 years of socialist rule.

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