More than 11 million Venezuelans voted today, electing 165 legislators to the national assembly and 12 to the Latin American Parliament, in 36,553 voting centres across the country. The PSUV won a majority of positions, but not the two thirds necessary for some decision making.
President Maduro called on candidates on both sides who are elected on 8 December to participate in a “social, economic, and political national dialogue for the future of Venezuela” the day after the elections. His call comes amid some political violence.
April: between peace and rage shows the political violence that took place earlier this year in Venezuela, in the aftermath of the presidential election in April. Alvaro Sanchez, chargé d’affaires at the Venezuelan Embassy UK argues here that it was a blatant attempt to oust the government of Nicolas Maduro before it was even sworn into office.