Venezuela to hold parliamentary election on Dec. 6

Reuters News
Posted: Jun 22, 2015 1:36 PM

CARACAS (Reuters) - Venezuela's parliamentary election will be held on Dec. 6, the National Electoral Council announced on Monday, ending lengthy speculation over the date for a vote that polls show is likely to punish the ruling socialists.

President Nicolas Maduro's ruling Socialist Party currently enjoys a majority in the National Assembly, but an economic crisis including widespread shortages and roaring inflation has hurt the government's popularity.

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