CARACAS (Sputnik) – The Democratic Unity Roundtable (MUD) party got 112 seats after all the votes have been counted, while President Nicolas Maduro’s United Socialist Party of Venezuela got 55, according to the national electoral council.
8 December 2015, 15:25 GMT
MUD received 109 seats, as well as three seats reserved for the representatives of Venezuela’s indigenous peoples.
8 December 2015, 14:48 GMT
In order to have parliamentary majority in the country, a party needs to have 111 out of 167 seats. This gives it the right to conduct referendums and change constitution.
The elections in Venezuela took place on Sunday. The newly formed National Assembly is set to commence work in January 2016.
Until the election upset, the socialist pro-presidential party had remained in power for 16 years, since then-President Hugo Chavez launched his leftist social movement, Bolivarian Revolution.