The Venezuelan parliamentary elections will take place on Sunday 6th December 2020.
Maduro has the opportunity to gain back control of the National Assembly through the coalition PSUV+ bloc (United Socialist Party PSUV plus PPT, Tupamaro, SV, PODEMOS, UPV, ORA, MEP and APC).
The Guaido-led Venezuelan
opposition has denounced the coming parliamentary election as a fraud and will
boycott the elections while the EU and the US have voiced concerns over
possible corruption in the election results. Instead Guaido is offering a
popular consultation that is supposed to happen from 5th to 12th
There are three yes-or-no questions:
1. Do you demand an end to the usurpation of the presidency by Nicolás Maduro and ask for free, fair and verifiable presidential and parliamentary elections?;
2. Do you reject the event on December 6th organized by Nicolás Maduro’s regime and ask the international community to disregard it?;
3. Do you order for the execution of the necessary measures with the international community to activate the cooperation, companionship and assistance that allow the recovery of our democracy, attention to the humanitarian crisis and the protection of the people from crimes against humanity?
With the Guaido-led Venezuelan opposition boycotting the election, it leaves the way open for Maduro’s PSUV to win a parliamentary majority, France 24 reported. It’s a way for Maduro’s administration to have a loyal parliament approving reforms and new laws. If the OAS, the EU and other countries recognizing Guaido won’t see the elections as legitimate, the new assembly might benefit from recognition by Russia, Iran, Cuba, China and other countries recognizing Maduro as rightful leader, the Caracas Chronicles reported. If the Guaido’s popular consultation has decent success it would give the opposition legitimacy to keep increasing international pressure on Maduro’s administration.