Maduro under pressure as Venezuela opposition claims big win

Venezuelan President Nicolas Maduro (L) greets supporters during the closing rally of the campaign on December 3, 2015 in CaracasVenezuelan opposition leaders said Tuesday they won a two-thirds majority in the legislature, which could challenge President Nicolas Maduro’s grip on power in the oil-rich but crisis-hit nation. Analysts warn a tough political struggle lies ahead after Maduro’s rivals broke his side’s 16-year control of the National Assembly in elections Sunday. Supporters of the opposition coalition MUD let off fireworks and danced in the street as the latest results of the vote came out late Monday.

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