FILE - In this Dec. 1, 2015, file photo, Venezuela's President Nicolas Maduro gestures to supporters from the top of a car after the inauguration of cable car public transportation system, in the popular neighborhood of Petare, in Caracas, Venezuela. Allies of President Maduro are disputing the election of eight opposition candidates to the National Assembly, a move the opposition says seeks to undermine its landslide victory in legislative elections. On Tuesday, Dec. 29, 2015, the Supreme Court said it had received motions by losing candidates to overturn the results in several districts.
FILE - In this Dec. 1, 2015, file photo, Venezuela's President Nicolas Maduro gestures to supporters from the top of a car after the inauguration of cable car public transportation system, in the popular neighborhood of Petare, in Caracas, Venezuela. Allies of President Maduro are disputing the election of eight opposition candidates to the National Assembly, a move the opposition says seeks to undermine its landslide victory in legislative elections. On Tuesday, Dec. 29, 2015, the Supreme Court said it had received motions by losing candidates to overturn the results in several districts. Ariana Cubillos AP
FILE - In this Dec. 1, 2015, file photo, Venezuela's President Nicolas Maduro gestures to supporters from the top of a car after the inauguration of cable car public transportation system, in the popular neighborhood of Petare, in Caracas, Venezuela. Allies of President Maduro are disputing the election of eight opposition candidates to the National Assembly, a move the opposition says seeks to undermine its landslide victory in legislative elections. On Tuesday, Dec. 29, 2015, the Supreme Court said it had received motions by losing candidates to overturn the results in several districts. Ariana Cubillos AP

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