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23 January 2018 19:39 (South Africa)

Chavez loses two-thirds majority in parliamentary elections

  • Andy Rice
    andy rice
    Andy Rice

    Andy Rice is a founding partner of Yellowwood Future Architects, a marketing strategy consultancy. In his other lives, he is the southern hemisphere's only supporter of Cambridge United Football Club, and was once upon a time the South African National Spoofing Champion. He has played football at Wembley and cricket at Lord's within the same weekend, but troubled the scorer on neither occasion. Things could only go up from here.

Hugo Chavez's United Socialist Party lost its two-thirds majority in Venezuela's Parliamentary elections, which took place on Sunday. According to election authorities, the socialists took 90 of the 165-member National Assembly seats, and the Democratic Unity coalition took 59 seats, with only 14 seats still undecided. A third party took another two seats. The loss to the ruling party is seen as another referendum on his rule, and may be the precursor to the untoppling of Chavez in the 2012 presidential elections.  Read more: Reuters and BBC News

  • Andy Rice
    andy rice
    Andy Rice

    Andy Rice is a founding partner of Yellowwood Future Architects, a marketing strategy consultancy. In his other lives, he is the southern hemisphere's only supporter of Cambridge United Football Club, and was once upon a time the South African National Spoofing Champion. He has played football at Wembley and cricket at Lord's within the same weekend, but troubled the scorer on neither occasion. Things could only go up from here.

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