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'Devastating night' for Socialists in Venezuela

The opposition in Venezuela has won a majority of seats in the National Assembly, overturning nearly two decades of dominance by the Socialists of President Nicolas Maduro.

Five hours after polling ended, the National Electoral Council announced the opposition had won 99 seats.

The Socialists have gained 46 seats, with another 22 yet to be declared.

The BBC's Wyre Davies said it was a "devastating night" for the governing party.

  • 07 Dec 2015
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