Venezuela's Opposition Defeats Socialists in Landslide

December 7, 2015 9:33 AM

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Venezuela's Opposition Defeats Socialists in Landslide

CARACAS, Venezuela — Venezuela's opposition won control of the National Assembly by a landslide, trouncing the ruling party and altering the balance of power after almost 17 years of socialist rule.

The opposition coalition won at least 99 seats in the incoming 167-seat legislature, electoral authorities announced after midnight Sunday. The ruling socialist party won 46 seats. The 19 remaining races remained up for grabs but if enough are won by the opposition it could give the coalition a two-...

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