Venezuela's opposition vows to bring change to the oil-rich state after win

Venezuelan opposition supporters celebrate the results of the legislative election in Caracas, on December 7, 2015. Venezuela's jubilant opposition vowed Monday to drag the oil-rich country out of its economic crisis and free political prisoners after winning control of congress from socialist President Nicolas Maduro. PHOTO | LUIS ROBAYO |

What you need to know:

  • The ruling PSUV party led by Nicolas Maduro, lost control of the National Assembly for the first time since 1999.
  • The opposition MUD coalition led by Lilian Tintori won at least 99 of the 167 seats in the assembly, the state electoral authority said, with 46 for the PSUV.
  • The boiling tension of the past weeks of campaigning subsided into caution as Tintori and senior MUD leader Jesus Torrealba vowed their side did not want “revenge” or violence.

CARACAS, Tuesday


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