14ymedio, Havana, 9 December 2015 — The National Assembly of People’s Power, which will begin its next session on December 29, will meet in an important political moment, marked by the first anniversary of the new relationship with the United States and by the climate of uncertainty following the electoral defeat of the ruling party in Venezuela, the Cuban government’s main ally.
On December 4, the National Assembly’s Committee on International Relations expressed “its firm rejection of constant, systematic and increasing acts and statements of interference in the internal affairs of our sister Bolivarian Republic of Venezuela.”
In that statement the deputies accused “external opposition spokespeople” of trying to “deny or ignore the achievements of the Bolivarian Revolution.” However, since the overwhelming victory of the Venezuelan opposition in legislative elections on December 6, the Cuban parliament has not issued any formal statement.
The National Assembly holds two regular meetings a year, the second in December. The Assembly consists of 612 members representing 168 municipalities and is elected every five years, most recently in 2013.