Chavismo will once again dominate the Parliament of Venezuela after this Wednesday it confirmed its overwhelming victory in the disputed elections on Sunday, in which with a 30% participation got 253 seats, out of 277 in contention, and whose electoral process has been rejected by the majority opposition, the OAS and the EU.
The ruling party obtained in 2015, with 5,625,248 votes, 32.9% of the seats in the National Assembly (AN, Parliament) and now with more than 1,300,000 less support has been done with 91% of the House Due to the very low participation and the non-participation of the majority opposition until now, which considered this election a fraud.
The result grants the greatest parliamentary control that it has had any political organization since the Legislative was established in 2000.
The latest bulletin of the National Electoral Council (CNE), published at 5:00 p.m. local time (9:00 p.m. GMT), puts the total votes counted at 6,227,690, which represents 30% of the total electoral roll of 20.7 million Venezuelans.
However, the official participation reported so far is 30.50%, so it is unknown if there have been variations with respect to this percentage or it finally remains at 30%, in which case all votes were counted issued.
According to the report, the ruler United Socialist Party (PSUV) stays with 253 seats, while the opposition formations Democratic Action (AD) and Primero Venezuela (PV) won 11 and 2 seats, respectively.
The other seats obtained by the minority opposition that participated in these elections were 3 for Avanzada Progresista (AP), 3 for El Cambio, one for the Social-Christian Copei party and another for the Communist Party (PCV).
Two victories confirmed this Wednesday sparked controversy in the country when it came to two opponents who were elected by modalities other than those that were nominated.
One of them is the deputy Luis Parra, backed as president of the AN by Chavismo and the minority opposition, who obtained re-election through the “national list”, although he was competing for the regional list of Yaracuy, the western state from which he hails.
The other case stars it Timoteo Zambrano, leader of the Cambiemos formation, who competed in the voting supported only by his party and did not get enough votes for victory.
After the electoral act, the CNE reported that thanks to a partisan alliance, which was not known until Tuesday, the leader had obtained the seat.
Zambrano and Parra had been accused by the majority opposition that controls the Legislative Assembly of being Chavismo “collaborationists” and to maintain secret agreements with the Government to profit.
The award of 274 seats leaves only three positions to be defined, the same ones that were being chosen this Wednesday in a few separate voting in which only members of indigenous communities participate.
Traditionally, these votes were held on the same day as the rest, but this year the CNE decided to change the process of electing indigenous representatives to eliminate direct voting and do it on a different date.
The process to select the three MPs was being carried out in 10 of the 23 states of Venezuela that represent the three regions of the country with indigenous communities.
As reported by the CNE, the electoral roll of minority ethnic groups for this vote is 3,558 voters, since previously the communities held assemblies to choose the delegates who voted to choose the deputies.
The electoral process has been questioned by the Organization of American States (OAS) and the European Union (EU), which they do not see these elections as democratic or transparent.
In addition, the opponents who currently control the Chamber did not attend these elections as they considered them a fraud who sought, they say, to legitimize the Executive of Nicolás Maduro, whom they call a dictatorship.
However, some of the biggest opposition parties did show up, previously intervened by the Supreme Court of Justice (TSJ), which also appointed imposed directives so they could attend the elections