The mayoral and gubernatorial elections will be the first overseen by the new council, named earlier this month, which includes three members linked to President Nicolas Maduro's ruling Socialist Party and two members close to the opposition.
Venezuela's armed forces have engaged in clashes with Colombian armed groups in the western border state of Apure since March 21, displacing thousands of civilians towards Colombia.
US sanctions will escalate global competition between Washington and Beijing, pushing China to develop better relations with America's enemies.
A confrontation between Venezuela's military with an armed group in the southwestern Venezuelan state of Apure near the frontier with Colombia resulted in several casualties, said the mayor of Arauquita, Etelivar Torres.
"Music beyond entertaining us, it can transform us, it can heal, it can soothe emotions," says Jose Agustin Sanchez, the Venezuelan pianist, composer and conductor who launched the initiative of a mobile orchestra performance.
Venezuela's move comes after EU foreign ministers agreed to sanction 19 Venezuelan officials a day earlier.
The US will have only nonvoting observer status on the council through the end of 2021, the officials said the administration intends to seek one of three full member seats currently held by Austria, Denmark and Italy.
Guaido boycotted the December 6 polls, losing the limited institutional legitimacy he had and leaving foreign governments backing his claim to the presidency in a difficult position.
Three UAE based companies are buying and shipping oil from Venezuela, a Latin American country facing harsh US sanctions since June last year.
Electoral board president says 67.6 percent of 5.2 million votes cast in Sunday's election were for pro-Maduro candidates with only 31 percent voter turnout.
Yulimar Rojas broke the women's indoor triple jump record, while Mondo Duplantis broke the world record in the men's pole vault twice.
An opposition coalition led by US-backed politician Juan Guaido is boycotting the vote and will hold a referendum over several days after the election.
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