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A parliamentary election
was held in the Bolivarian Republic of Venezuela
on 30 July 2000, having been postponed from the original date of 28 May for technical reasons. This was the first election held under Venezuela
Venezuela , officially called the Bolivarian Republic of Venezuela , is a tropical country on the northern coast of South America. It borders Colombia to the west, Guyana to the east, and Brazil to the south...
's newly adopted 1999 constitution. Representatives were elected under a mixed member proportional representation
Mixed-member proportional representation, also termed mixed-member proportional voting and commonly abbreviated to MMP, is a voting system originally used to elect representatives to the German Bundestag, and nowadays adopted by numerous legislatures around the world...
, with 60% elected in single seat districts and the remainder by closed party lists.