Chavez foes advance in election

September 27, 2010 03:58

Chavez’s United Socialist Party (PSUV) still won a majority of seats in Sunday’s poll, but will now be unable to pass major legislation unaided.

BBC News


Electoral authorities announced that the PSUV won at least 90 places, and the opposition umbrella group Table for Democratic Unity (MUD) at least 59 – surpassing the key target of 55, which would see the PSUV’s two-thirds majority overturned.

The opposition focused its election campaign on rising crime and rising inflation, reports the BBC’s Will Grant in Caracas.


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