Triumphant Venezuela opposition looks to boost economy, free prisoners

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By Andrew Cawthorne and Eyanir Chinea CARACAS (Reuters) - Venezuela's opposition vowed on Monday to revive the OPEC nation's troubled economy and free jailed political activists after winning control of the legislature for the first time in 16 years of Socialist rule. By evening, some results from Sunday's election were not yet in, but the Democratic Unity coalition had already won a commanding majority in the 167-member National Assembly, opening a new chapter in the polarized nation's politics. Opposition leaders said final tallies showed they won a two-thirds majority, or at least 112 seats.