By Chris Carlson - Venezuelanalysis.com, Dec 24th 2012
Venezuela’s opposition spent virtually all of 2012 on the road campaigning for political office, but they ended the year worse off than when they started, in part because of their own campaign tactics.
The president of the Venezuelan opposition’s electoral committee has been fined for violating a court order halting the destruction of electoral material following the opposition’s primaries earlier this month.
The current Governor of Miranda state, Henrique Capriles Radonski, has come first in the Venezuelan opposition’s primary elections and will be the official candidate for the rightwing Roundtable of Democratic Unity (MUD) in this year’s presidential elections, confirmed the country’s opposition earlier today.
This article explores how over the past decade Venezuela’s National Electoral Council has transformed Venezuela’s electoral system to the point where the opposition who spent years trying to discredit the country’s national electoral body now ask it to organize their own internal elections.
Thousands of Venezuelans gathered outside the country's National Assembly (AN) on Saturday to hear President Chavez give his annual speech to the nation. Each year the Venezuelan president is obliged to give an "annual report" to the legislative body accounting for the management of his government and detailing its setbacks and achievements throughout the past year.
By Correo del Orinoco International , Jan 8th 2012
Caracas-born Henrique Capriles Radonski is one of the opposition candidates most likely to make it through the primary selection process and face Venezuelan President Hugo Chavez in next year’s presidential election.
By Correo del Orinoco International, Dec 26th 2011
Maria Corina Machado, possibly the most right-wing conservative voice within the Venezuelan opposition, is the anti-Chavez minority’s only female candidate. Lacking a political party, per se, Machado maintains close ties to the United States and has depended for years on her Washington-based financiers and advisors.