Venezuela Seen Handing Congress to Opposition in Sunday Vote

December 6, 2015 11:35 AM

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Venezuela Seen Handing Congress to Opposition in Sunday Vote

Venezuelans headed to the polls for congressional elections Sunday under an unprecedented economic contraction that is likely to leave the opposition in control of the National Assembly for the first time in 16 years.

The polls opened at 6 a.m. and will close at 6 p.m., though voting stations will remain open if people are still waiting to cast their ballots. The National Electoral Council said it plans to report the first results about two hours after polls close. The country’s dollar bonds could rise or fall as...

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