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RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL - (AFP) Venezuelans voted Sunday, December 6th, in legislative elections set to tighten President Nicolas Maduro's grip on power and further weaken his US-backed opposition rival Juan Guaidó, who is leading a boycott of the polls he calls a fraud.

The boycott by the main opposition parties meant there was no doubt of victory for Maduro's ruling Socialist Party, giving it control of an expanded 227-seat National Assembly -- the only institution not in its hands.

Maduro told reporters after voting in Caracas' main military barracks that it was time to end the opposition . . .

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