5 January 2016 - 11:26 PM
8 Times the Venezuelan Opposition Didn't Play by the Rules
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After the first session of the Venezuelan National Assembly Tuesday, lawmakers from the right-wing MUD alliance now hold the majority of seats for the first time since 1998.

An anti-government protester during the 2014 protests in Venezuela.

After years of being the opposition and vocally criticizing the constitution, which was drafted by the socialist party under President Hugo Chavez and passed by a popular referendum, the MUD seems to have developed a new fondness for it, demanding the administration of President Nicolas Maduro respect it to the letter in order to push through the sweeping changes they have planned.

But, for a group apparently so attached to the law of the land, the various factions that make up the MUD, which range from conservative to extreme-right, sure have a shaky history of abiding by it.

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