The general election for the election of new members of Venezuela’s National Assembly (AN) will take place on December 6, as announced by the President of the National Electoral Council (CNE), Indira Alfonso Izaguirre.
The date was confirmed one day after the CNE unanimously approved the electoral rules, increasing the number of MPs that could be elected to the AN to 277.
In this sense, the number of seats rose from 167 to 277, 66 percent more. The decision is based on the intention in the Venezuelan electoral system to strike a “balance” between voting on the electoral list and the nominal vote, as explained by the CNE.
According to the election panel, this will “result in representation before the National Assembly that reflects 52 percent for the proportional system and 48 percent for the nominal system”.