The National Electoral Council of Venezuela announced the holding of parliamentary elections in the country on December 6.
The President of the Electoral Council, Indira Alfonso, told a press conference on Wednesday that the election campaign will continue from November 21 to December 5, and 89 parties are expected to participate in the elections.
52% of the deputies will be elected according to party lists and 48% according to the one-seat system.
The number of seats in Parliament will increase from 167 to 277.
The next assembly will perform its duties between 2021 and 2026.
It is noteworthy that the last parliamentary elections, which took place in Venezuela in 2015, ended with the victory of the opposition parties coalition under the name of the "Round Table for Democratic Unity" with 56.21% of votes (109 seats), which managed to extract the majority in the parliament from the left, led by President Nicholas Maduro, when The "Great Patriotic Axis" alliance whose Socialist Party formed its core won 40.92% of the votes.
Representation of the pro-Maduro forces in parliament then declined from 99 to 55 seats.