Venezuela's opposition party wins parliament in a blow to Maduro

December 7, 2015 10:37 AM

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Venezuela's opposition party wins parliament in a blow to Maduro

The election results are seen as a major setback to the ruling party. This is the first time in 17 years that Chavismo has not won a nationwide election in Venezuela.

"This is a victory for democracy," said Jesus Torrealba, executive secretary for the MUD.

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