Venezuela's president Hugo Chávez gives a televised address from the country's defence ministry to discuss his defence plans.
Venezuelan opposition leaders say their Democratic Unity Roundtable has won control of the 167-seat legislature from the ruling Socialists for the first time since 1998. There is no confirmation on Sunday's election from the national electoral board. An opposition victory would be a major setback for the socialist revolution started 17 years ago by the late Hugo Chávez.
The opposition in Venezuela urges the government to be more transparent about the health of president Hugo Chávez as his inauguration approaches on January 10 amid rumours of his deteriorating health.
Venezuelan president Hugo Chávez claims his latest tests since his cancer treatment claim to deliver "absolutely fine" results. [http:--www.aljazeera.com-news-americas-201-201261041944756575.html (Al Jazeera)]date=August 2019