Venezuelans go to the polls amid worsening economy

December 7, 2015 4:07 AM

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People in Venezuela took to the polls yesterday in what seems to have become a tightening race for control of the country’s national legislature.

Voters woke to state-sponsored fireworks and music in working-class parts of Caracas. Wealthier neighbourhoods, which tend to favour the opposition, were spared the cacophony.

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