Opposition Gains on Hugo Chavez
Posted on Sep 27, 2010
They just had an election in Venezuela and Hugo Chavez’s party easily won a majority, so why is the opposition celebrating? Because big gains by the anti-Chavez crowd mean the president will not be able to count on a two-thirds majority to push through his legislative agenda, which sometimes coincides with his personal agenda.
The Venezuelan opposition has performed well in elections, overturning President Hugo Chavez’s two-thirds majority in parliament.
Mr 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.
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