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The government-led coalition Gran Polo Patriotico/Great Patriotic Pole (GPP) defeated the opposition to form a new National Assembly that will legislate from January 2021 and has 277 seats. The election day was marked by peace and order recognized by more than 300 international observers.
Venezuela's National Electoral Council (CNE) announced the National Assembly elections' results with 67.6 of the votes for the government-led coalition Gran Polo Patriotic; followed by the Alianza Democrática/Democratic Alliance with 17.5 percent and Venezuela Unida/United Venezuela with 4.19 percent.
"Celebration of the Great People's Victory in the historic 2020 Parliamentary Elections. #TriunfóLaPatria."
The Partido Socialista Unido de Venezuela/United Socialist Party of Venezuela Vice President Diosdado Cabello, whose position is among the first 26 spots which are secured, said right after the announcement that "these last five years have massively harmed our people." At the same time, he celebrated the victory of the Gran Polo Patriótico.
On the other hand, President Maduro said that this was a "great victory of democracy," as the new national assembly will legislate for the next five years. In this sense, the president recalled the moment when he acknowledged his defeat five years ago and called to dialogue.
"Five years later, despite everything that the opposition has done, we have a new assembly as a result of the popular vote, and the people have had a massive victory," Maduro said.
BREAKING | Venezuela's GPP claims victory in Venezuela's National Assembly election.
The CNE announces that with 82.35% of tally sheets counted, and 31% of participation, the GPP (which includes the governing PSUV) has received 3,558,320 votes (67.6%) of the vote. pic.twitter.com/s8FTHKSGgA