Venezuela will hold parliamentary elections on Sunday, December 6. The Electoral Council announced this on Wednesday evening (local time).
Far more seats will be allocated in the elections than before. The new parliament is expanded from 167 to 277 seats. The term of office will be five years, from 2021 to 2026.
The opposition, led by Juan Guaidó who has been recognized as interim president by some 60 countries, has accused President Nicolas Maduro’s government of holding elections with the “minimum conditions of transparency”.
Most opposition parties have already announced that they will boycott the elections.
The opposition has a majority in parliament, but Maduro deprived parliament of all powers and transferred them to a constitutional assembly loyal to the incumbent government.