Venezuela

Venezuelan Legislators Bruised After Brawl in Parliament

Were not permitted to speak without recognizing Nicolas Maduro's victory in the recent presidential election

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Venezuelan politicians have turned to their fists to get their point across as violence erupted in the parliament.

Laptops and chairs flew across the floor after opposition members were blocked from speaking until they recognised the electoral victory of President Nicolas Maduro.

The chosen successor to Hugo Chavez, Maduro who clinched victory by just 1.5 percentage points, has accused the opposition of planning a coup.