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Maduro admits poll defeat

Monday, December 07, 2015 - 01:02

Venezuela's president accepts election defeat as the opposition win control of the legislature for the first time in 16 years. Paul Chapman reports.

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PLEASE NOTE: EDIT CONTAINS MATERIAL WHICH WAS ORIGINALLY 4:3 PLEASE NOTE: NATURAL AUDIO ON SOUNDBITES IS AS INCOMING Venezuela's President Nicolas Maduro's accepting defeat in Sunday's parliamentary elections but appears to view it as a temporary glitch. (SOUNDBITE)(Spanish) VENEZUELAN PRESIDENT NICOLAS MADURO SAYING: "In Venezuela the opposition hasn't won. In Venezuela circumstantially today the counter-revolution has won at doors." The opposition Democratic Unity coalition's won control of the legislature for the first time in 16 years. That gives it a platform it's long been seeking to challenge Maduro. Opposition leaders say it's the right outcome. (SOUNDBITE)(Spanish) JESUS TORREALBA, SECRETARY OF THE OPPOSITION COALITION, SAYING: "The country wants a change and this change begins today. The agenda of peace reigns, the agenda of the citizens was imposed, the vote democratically defeated a government that isn't democratic." The opposition victory's largely due to discontent with the world's highest inflation and product shortages many blame on the president.

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Maduro admits poll defeat

Monday, December 07, 2015 - 01:02