National Assembly (Venezuela)

  • national assembly of venezuela

    asamblea nacional de venezuela
    iv national assembly of venezuela
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    type
    type
    unicameral
    leadership
    majority leader
    disputed between luis parra and juan guaidó
    since 5 january 2020
    minority leader
    francisco torrealba [es][a], gpp/psuv
    since 2019
    structure
    seats167
    composicion actual asamblea nacional de venezuela por partido.svg
    political groups
    democratic unity roundtable (64)
    •      pj (30)
    •      unt (15)
    •      vp (14)
    •      mpv (es) (1)
    •      copei (1)
    •      prvzl (1)
    •      cc (es) (1)
    •      ec (es) (1)

    great patriotic pole (50)

    •      psuv (31)
    •      pcv (6)
    •      ppt (4)
    •      mrt (3)
    •      podemos (2)
    •      vbr (2)
    •      upv (1)
    •      apc (1)

    agreement for change (8)

    •      cmc (es) (8)
    •      ap (3)

    i am venezuela (es) (4)

    •      abp (1)
    •      cn (1)
    •      vv (1)
    •      independents (2)

    socialist block (1)

    •      fb (1)

    other opposition (33)

    •      ad (25)
    •      lcr (4)
    •      pc (es) (2)
    •      independents (2)

    vacant (6)

    •      vacant (6)
    elections
    voting system
    parallel voting
    last election
    6 december 2015
    next election
    2020
    meeting place
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    federal legislative palace, www.asambleanacional.gob.ve edit this at wikidata
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    the national assembly (spanish: asamblea nacional) is the de jure legislature for venezuela that was first elected in 2000. it is a unicameral body made up of a variable number of members, who were elected by a "universal, direct, personal, and secret" vote partly by direct election in state-based voting districts, and partly on a state-based party-list proportional representation system. the number of seats is constant, each state and the capital district elected three representatives plus the result of dividing the state population by 1.1% of the total population of the country.[2] three seats are reserved for representatives of venezuela's indigenous peoples and elected separately by all citizens, not just those with indigenous backgrounds. for the 2010-2015 period the number of seats was 165.[3] all deputies serve five-year terms. the national assembly meets in the federal legislative palace in venezuela's capital, caracas.

    in the midst of the ongoing constitutional crisis, a different body, the constituent assembly was elected in 2017, with the intent of re-writing the venezuelan constitution. from that point forward, the two legislatures have operated in parallel, with the national assembly forming the primary opposition to president nicolás maduro, and with the constituent assembly being his primary supporters. the constituent assembly mandate expires on 31 december 2020, a measure that replaces the previous resolution of august 2017 that established its validity for at least two years.

    on 23 january 2019, juan guaidó declared himself acting president, citing clauses of the 1999 venezuelan constitution and his majority in the national assembly.[4] the national assembly has since supported guaidó and has become part of his transitional government.

    on 24 september mps of the great patriotic pole re-took their posts into the national assembly in order to "facilitate national dialogue". the move was welcomed by juan guaidó.[5][6]

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National Assembly of Venezuela

Asamblea Nacional de Venezuela
IV National Assembly of Venezuela
Logo
Type
Type
Leadership
Disputed between Luis Parra and Juan Guaidó
since 5 January 2020
Minority Leader
Francisco Torrealba [es][a], GPP/PSUV
since 2019
Structure
Seats167
Composicion actual Asamblea Nacional de Venezuela por partido.svg
Political groups
Democratic Unity Roundtable (64)
  •      PJ (30)
  •      UNT (15)
  •      VP (14)
  •      MPV (es) (1)
  •      COPEI (1)
  •      PRVZL (1)
  •      CC (es) (1)
  •      EC (es) (1)

Great Patriotic Pole (50)

Agreement for Change (8)

  •      CMC (es) (8)
  •      AP (3)

I Am Venezuela (es) (4)

Socialist Block (1)

  •      FB (1)

Other Opposition (33)

Vacant (6)

  •      Vacant (6)
Elections
Parallel voting
Last election
6 December 2015
Next election
2020
Meeting place
PalacioLegislativo2 fixed.jpg
Federal Legislative Palace, www.asambleanacional.gob.ve Edit this at Wikidata
Coat of arms of Venezuela.svg
This article is part of a series on the
politics and government of
Venezuela
Flag of Venezuela.svg Venezuela portal

The National Assembly (Spanish: Asamblea Nacional) is the de jure legislature for Venezuela that was first elected in 2000. It is a unicameral body made up of a variable number of members, who were elected by a "universal, direct, personal, and secret" vote partly by direct election in state-based voting districts, and partly on a state-based party-list proportional representation system. The number of seats is constant, each state and the Capital district elected three representatives plus the result of dividing the state population by 1.1% of the total population of the country.[2] Three seats are reserved for representatives of Venezuela's indigenous peoples and elected separately by all citizens, not just those with indigenous backgrounds. For the 2010-2015 period the number of seats was 165.[3] All deputies serve five-year terms. The National Assembly meets in the Federal Legislative Palace in Venezuela's capital, Caracas.

In the midst of the ongoing constitutional crisis, a different body, the Constituent Assembly was elected in 2017, with the intent of re-writing the Venezuelan Constitution. From that point forward, the two legislatures have operated in parallel, with the National Assembly forming the primary opposition to president Nicolás Maduro, and with the Constituent Assembly being his primary supporters. The Constituent Assembly mandate expires on 31 December 2020, a measure that replaces the previous resolution of August 2017 that established its validity for at least two years.

On 23 January 2019, Juan Guaidó declared himself acting president, citing clauses of the 1999 Venezuelan constitution and his majority in the National Assembly.[4] The National Assembly has since supported Guaidó and has become part of his transitional government.

On 24 September MPs of the Great Patriotic Pole re-took their posts into the National Assembly in order to "facilitate national dialogue". The move was welcomed by Juan Guaidó.[5][6]

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