The Heat: Venezuela’s opposition victory

The Heat

For the first time in 16 years, Venezuela’s opposition defeats the Socialist ruling party in the legislative elections.

The Democratic Unity Roundtable now holds a majority in the country’s National Assembly giving it a strong platform to challenge and potentially unseat Venezuelan President Nicolas Maduro.

CCTV’s Stephen Gibbs reports from Caracas.

The Heat: Venezuela's opposition victory pt1

For the first time in 16 years, Venezuela’s opposition defeats the Socialist ruling party in the legislative elections. The Democratic Unity Roundtable now holds a majority in the country’s National Assembly giving it a strong platform to challenge and potentially unseat Venezuelan President Nicolas Maduro. CCTV’s Stephen Gibbs reports from Caracas.

To discuss the recent opposition win The Heat was joined by:

  • From New York, Diego Arria is a Venezuelan politician and served as a Permanent Representative of Venezuela to the United Nations.

The Heat: Venezuela\'s opposition victory pt2

For the first time in 16 years, Venezuela’s opposition defeats the Socialist ruling party in the legislative elections. The Democratic Unity Roundtable now holds a majority in the country’s National Assembly giving it a strong platform to challenge and potentially unseat Venezuelan President Nicolas Maduro. To discuss the recent opposition win The Heat was joined by: From New York, Diego Arria is a Venezuelan politician and served as a Permanent Representative of Venezuela to the United Nations.

The Heat continued the discussion with:

  • From Philadelphia, George Ciccariello-Maher is a political science professor at Drexel University and the author of “We Created Chavez: A People’s History of the Venezuelan Revolution.”
  • From CCTV America’s Washington, D.C. studio, Mark Weisbrot is co-director of the Washington-based Center for Economic and Policy Research.

The Heat: Venezuela\'s opposition victory pt3

For the first time in 16 years, Venezuela’s opposition defeats the Socialist ruling party in the legislative elections. The Democratic Unity Roundtable now holds a majority in the country’s National Assembly giving it a strong platform to challenge and potentially unseat Venezuelan President Nicolas Maduro. The Heat continued the discussion with: From Philadelphia, George Ciccariello-Maher is a political science professor at Drexel University and the author of "We Created Chavez: A People's History of the Venezuelan Revolution." From CCTV America's Washington, D.C. studio, Mark Weisbrot is co-director of the Washington-based Center for Economic and Policy Research.