On Monday Venezuelan President Nicolas Maduro signed an oath pledging to accept the results of the parliamentary elections this coming December 6th. So far, the opposition coalition, the Roundtable of Democratic Unity, has refused to sign the agreement.
Venezuela’s National Electoral Council (CNE) has announced that national parliamentary elections will be held on December 6. The announcement effectively silences an opposition-fueled rumor campaign that has filled international headlines with speculations that elections would not be held.
After a week-long registration process held by Venezuela’s National Electoral Council (CNE), 146 of the 275 current mayors of the left-wing United Socialist Party of Venezuela (PSUV) will be up for reelection in the December 8 municipal elections.