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Opposition Celebrates Landslide Election Victory in Venezuela

Joy erupted in Caracas after Venezuela’s opposition coalition won at least 99 seats, gaining a historical majority in the 167-seat legislature.
Image: Venezuela opposition wins election landslide
epaselect epa05057835 An opposition masked man holds a Venezuelan national flag as supporters of Venezuelan opposition coalition Mesa de Unidad Democratica (MUD) celebrate the victory of the party in Caracas, Venezuela, early 07 December 2015, after the Venezuelan National Election Council's President, Tibisay Lucena (unseen), announced that MUD won the legislative election. The Venezuelan opposition won national elections by a landslide, the head of the election council said early 07 December, with at least 99 of the 167 seats confirmed for the alliance of the MUD. It was the first defeat of the socialist movement since its founder Hugo Chavez came to power in a 1998 election. MIGUEL GUTIERREZ / EPA