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    The new head of the Venezuelan National Assembly, Henry Ramos Allup, has been attacked while visiting one of the Caracas markets, local media reported.

    MEXICO CITY (Sputnik) — According to El Nacional news portal, the attack took place in the Quinta Crespo market on Saturday.

    "They [attackers] threw stones and broke the window of the car, but the market workers repulsed them," Ramos said on his Twitter account.

    ​Ramos was unharmed, according to the news portal.

    Venezuela’s new opposition-controlled parliament is currently headed by Henry Ramos Allup, leader of the Democratic Unity Roundtable (MUD), which had for the first time in 17 years gained a parliamentary majority in elections held on December 6, 2015, gaining a total two-thirds of seats in the National Assembly.

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