Members of the dissenting panel said that they are leading the polls for the seats whose results have not been announced
A leader of the Democratic Unified Panel (MUD), an opposition alliance which brings together the political organizations that oppose the ruling United Socialist Party of Venezuela (PSUV), said the MUD secured 52 percent of the popular vote in Sunday's legislative election.
"It is very important to notice that the National Electoral Council (CNE), that has been so careful to provide the results of the Latin American Parliament, has avoided providing a crucial figure. They know and we know that the Democratic Unified Panel obtained 52 percent of national popular vote in the National Assembly election, said Ramón Guillermo Aveledo, the opposition alliance's spokesman from the headquarters of the MUD.
President Nicolás Maduro is not only the heir to the throne, but also to an economic crisis which demanded urgent measures to rectify the course. The crisis showed up in two aspects: a 50% inflation estimate, and shortage of staples ranging between 70% and 98%. These issues might hit the President's poor popularity; considering his feeble electoral victory of 1% over his challenger.