caracas - The opposition in Venezuela has achieved a major victory in parliamentary elections Sunday. The Electoral Commission announced on Monday that the opposition coalition MUD certainly holds 99 of the 167 seats. Not all seats have been allocated.
President Nicolás Maduro has recognized its defeat. He speaks of a " unfavorable ". It is the first time in sixteen years that his socialist PSUV party has no majority in parliament. Opposition leader Henrique Capriles claimed victory Sunday night early. " The results we were hoping for. Venezuela has won. It is irreversible ", he wrote on Twitter.
Observers and pollsters were there before the elections, all agree that the situation in the Latin American country is so poor that the PSUV President Nicolás Maduro loses the election.
The elections Sunday passed off without violence. However, opposition members were worried about the polling stations. Namely, that it remained open long after the closing time. The opposition suspects the ruling party their vote fraud committed by the bus stop in the evening filled with fake votes.