Venezuela Parliamentary Elections to Be Held in Fourth Quarter

Venezuela will hold parliamentary elections in the last quarter of this year and the exact date will be announced soon, the head of the National Electoral Council said on Sunday.
Pressure has been mounting on the socialist President Nicolas Maduro to set the date for the 2015 parliamentary elections. The scheduled vote comes as a severe economic downturn pummels Maduro's popularity, leading to speculation in some quarters that the election may not be called at all.
"Where are they getting this idea that we won't have elections?" Tibisay Lucena said in an interview with the Televen television channel.