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The Great Patriotic Pole got a resounding victory, reaching 67.6 percent of the votes in the Parliamentary elections.
President Nicolas Maduro Monday congratulated the Great Patriotic Pole, a coalition of leftist political organizations, for its victory and the Venezuelan people for the democratic vocation expressed in the elections held on Dec. 6.
"Venezuela has a new Assembly. This is a great victory for democracy and the country's Constitution. Five years ago we recognized the opposition's triumph, but today it was our turn to win," Maduro said.
The new Assembly has the mission to improve the one settled from 2005 to 2010 when important laws were promoted in favor of the popular sectors. "Let's go for a new cycle, more virtuous, and autonomous," he added.
After knowing the results, Maduro emphasized the importance of settling differences among the Venezuelan people to comply with the electoral calendar. The next step will be to elect the country's mayors and governors.
Evo & Mel link up during their work day observing Venezuela's National Assembly election. The Honduran people are on year 11 of a sustained fight to restore democracy and defeat the neoliberal dictatorship, the product of the 2009 US-backed coup and fraudulent elections. pic.twitter.com/0krix0EjxJ