The December 8th municipal elections in Venezuela gave yet another victory to the Bolivarian revolution, with the Socialist United Party (PSUV) and its allies in the Great Patriotic Pole receiving 5.1 million votes (49.24% of the total). In celebrating the election results, President Maduro pledged to intensify the offensive against the "economic war".
By Tamara Pearson- Venezuelanalysis.com, Dec 9th 2013
Following a hard year for us, yesterday’s positive election result came as a relief. It is a hopeful result that gives a well deserved finger to the bitter, whinging opposition, and their private media buddies. However, the political significance of the result is also more complicated than that, and it is now time to focus our energy on really consolidating this revolution.
By Venezuela Solidarity Campaign (UK), Dec 8th 2013
Venezuelans go to the polls this Sunday (8 December) to elect 335 Mayors. As the polls approach there are growing concerns that extremists in Venezuela’s right-wing opposition coalition are planning to use these elections as a focal point for further destabilisation. VSC looks at some of the key points surrounding the elections.
April: between peace and rage shows the political violence that took place earlier this year in Venezuela, in the aftermath of the presidential election in April. Alvaro Sanchez, chargé d’affaires at the Venezuelan Embassy UK argues here that it was a blatant attempt to oust the government of Nicolas Maduro before it was even sworn into office.
By Francisco Dominguez – Morning Star, Nov 11th 2013
The mayoral elections campaign has seen an increase in economic sabotage aimed at incapacitating the government of President Nicolas Maduro and, says Francisco Dominguez, presents a threat not unlike that faced decades ago by Salvador Allende in Chile.
By Eva Golinger - Postcards from the Revolution, Nov 8th 2013
An internal document authored by three organizations from Colombia and the United States evidences a sinister plan against the Venezuelan state to provoke violence – even death – with the intention of justifying an international intervention in anticipation of municipal elections scheduled for next December 8.
News of President Maduro's cancellation of his trip to the UN in New York has been published by the government-controlled western media with attacks on his credibility and even his sanity. Extensive research of a span of reports from friendly to openly hostile media reveals that the cancellation was not only wise but also justified.
By David Smilde, Hugo Pérez Hernaíz - Venezuelan Politics and Human Rights, Oct 1st 2013
The 8 December municipal elections will be the first elections after Nicolas Maduro’s contested election in April, and they will inevitably be interpreted as a referendum not only on “Chavismo without Chávez,” but on the opposition without Chávez.
By Nicolas Maduro, Víctor Ríos, Miguel Riera, Sep 26th 2013
In this interview translated by Venezuelanalysis.com, El Viejo Topo journalists talk with Nicolas Maduro about his life, political formation, and the long story of how he got to know Chavez and then fought alongside him, before he was elected president until he died.