On the basis of early results from various voting centers, we feel confident in projecting: the Chávez government will not have a 2/3 majority in the new National Assembly.
The Venezuelan Constitution says that certain legislative acts, such as Organic Laws and appointments of Supreme Court justices, require a 2/3 majority. The Chávez government will not have that majority.
It’s too soon to tell what the outcome of the Assembly will be, but early results are encouraging for the opposition.Caracas Chronicles is 100% reader-supported. Support independent Venezuelan journalism by making a donation.