On Sunday, Venezuela held elections for all 167 seats in its National Assembly. The opposition coalition, the United Democratic Roundtable (MUD), captured a majority, but as of midday on Monday, we don’t yet know how big that majority will be because some races were initially declared too close to call. Whether the MUD ends up controlling between 50 and 60 percent of the seats, between 60 and 67 percent, or above 67 percent, could go a long way in shaping how Venezuela is governed during the three years remaining in President Maduro’s term in office.
Late in the evening of Sunday, Venezuela’s National Elections Council (CNE), the board that administers elections, announced that the governing United Socialist Party of Venezuela (PSUV) had won 46 seats, the MUD 99 (or 59 percent), and that the results for 22 seats are yet to be determined.
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