Chavez’s Party Loses It’s Supermajority in Venezuela ElectionsSeptember 27th, 2010 - 10:56 pm ICT by Angela Kaye Mason
Sep 27 (THAINDIAN NEWS) The party of Hugo Chavez, the President of Venezuela, won most of the seats at the Venezuelan assembly elections, but immediately lost all of the supermajority which had previously allowed much of his programs and controversial measures to pass.
The United Socialist Party of Venezuela, Chavez’s party, won at least 90 of the seats in the National Assembly, but their opposition only won 59, according to the president of Venezuela’s National Electoral Council, Tibisay Lucena.
This was not enough, however, to keep the supermajority that his party previously held. In order to maintain this, 110 votes were needed. His party had previously held 137 seats. This means that for the first time in five years, the opposition party will have more sayso in the politics of the nation.
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