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In Venezuela, parliamentary elections will be held on the sixth of December

The Chairman of the National electoral Council of Venezuela Indira Alfonso announced that the election of deputies to the National Assembly on 6 December.

"The act of voting will be held on December 6, 2020," she said in a speech broadcast by the channel teleSUR.

Alfonso also announced the schedule of the election campaign, participation in which should make the authorities estimate 89 political parties.

Previous parliamentary elections were held in Venezuela in 2015, the authority of the current convocation of the Assembly ends in December 2020. However, President Nicolas Maduro last year made a proposal to hold early elections to the National Assembly that from January 2019 to January 2020 was led by opposition leader Juan Guido.

At a formal meeting of the Parliament on 5 January 2020, instead of Guido for the post of speaker was elected Luis Parra. After this, the deputies-supporters of Guido gathered separately, and decided that he remains in the post of speaker for the next annual period.

In Venezuela, 21 January 2019, the mass protests against President Maduro shortly after the oath of office. The head of the National Assembly, controlled by the opposition, Guido illegally declared himself interim head of state. A number of Western countries led by the US announced its recognition of Guido. In turn, Maduro called the head of the Parliament a puppet of the US. Russia, China, Turkey and several other countries have supported Maduro as the legitimate President. In Moscow called "presidential status" of Guido non-existent.