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16.12.15

Venezuela: indigenous lawmakers in critical role | World War 4 Report: The Dec. 6 legislative elections was the victory of the right-opposition United Democratic Roundtable (MUD) over the incumbent United Socialist Party (PSUV) of President Nicol�s Maduro. Unexpectedly, the MUD appeared to win a two-thirds "supermajority" in the National Assembly, allowing it to remove Supreme Court judges, appoint an independent attorney general and national comptroller, and approve amendments to the constitution, subject to ratification by referendum. But the supermajority is razor-thin. The MUD claims 112 seats out of 167—exactly two-thirds. If it falls short of perfect unity, the list of powers available to the MUD will diminish considerably. (WP, Dec. 14 via VenezuelAnalysis)


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