Venezuela opposition takes congress, defies president

Opposition supporters rally in support of their newly elected deputies, in front of the the National Assembly in Caracas on January 5, 2016The National Assembly swore in deputies to 163 of the 167 seats, with four lawmakers — three opposition and one pro-government — suspended pending a lawsuit over alleged electoral fraud. The new opposition speaker of the assembly, Henry Ramos Allup, said his side soon would take steps to force Maduro from office.

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