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Venezuela's Maduro Calls on PSUV Members to Participate in National Conference

Maduro announced details of the conference via his radio programme last night (CDO)

President Nicolas Maduro has called on supporters to vote for delegates ahead of the United Socialist Party of Venezuela's (PSUV) national conference in July.

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United Socialist Party of Venezuela to Hold National Congress in July

Meeting of the national leadership of the PSUV yesterday in Anzoategui (AVN)

During a press conference yesterday in Anzoategui state, President Nicolas Maduro announced that the United Socialist Party of Venezuela (PSUV) will hold its national congress on 26 to 28 July.

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United Socialist Party of Venezuela Renews Top Parliamentary Posts

The United Socialist Party of Venezuela (PSUV)’s National Assembly majority yesterday voted to re-elect the current holders of

The United Socialist Party of Venezuela (PSUV)’s National Assembly majority yesterday voted to re-elect the current holders of the parliament’s top posts, including Diosdado Cabello as assembly president. 

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Spinning Venezuela’s Municipal Elections

Venezuelans voting in the April 2013 presidential elections (Tamara Pearson /

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.

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Venezuelan Elections, Participation, and the Finger

 Merida governor Alexis Ramirez  (in white) campaigning in the barrio of Santa Anita last Sunday (Tamara Pearson / Venezuelanaly

The PSUV recently announced its candidates for the December elections, overriding a primaries process of selection that had been underway when Chavez died. From under confidence and vulnerability, to a disorganised grassroots and a strong-ish opposition, VA examines what is behind such a move.

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Venezuela’s United Socialist Party Registers Candidates for Municipal Elections, Some Groups Protest

At the end of the week-long registration process, the CNE cleared 15,572 citizens to participate in the December 8 elections (Re

After a week-long registration process held by Venezuela’s National Electoral Council (CNE), 146 of the 275 current mayors of the left-wing United Socialist Party of Venezuela (PSUV) will be up for reelection in the December 8 municipal elections. 

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Venezuela’s Maduro Exhorts “Unity” at Mass Socialist Party Assembly

In an address to over 10,000 activists of the government’s United Socialist Party of Venezuela, President Nicolas Maduro stressed that “unity” was necessary for the Bolivarian process to keep moving forward.

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We’ve Definitely Arrived at the Inevitable

One prominent Venezuelan intellectual and activist’s perspective on the current political situation and tasks ahead, Denis argues that there is a larger opening now for the opposition to take power, and that the grassroots are talking of regrouping, and are at a “critical crossroads”.

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Large May Day Marches in Venezuela as Workers’ Law Comes into Effect

President Nicolas Maduro in the pro-government May Day march in Caracas today (AVN)

Today both pro-government and opposition supporters held large marches in Caracas, as well as smaller ones around the country, to mark International Workers Day. While government supporters celebrated a minimum wage increase and the labour law, opponents of the government demanded a “fair wage”.

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Violence Erupts in Venezuela’s National Assembly

The violence in the national assembly yesterday (AVN)

Violence broke out yesterday in Venezuela’s National Assembly between Chavista and anti-Chavista lawmakers after opposition representatives disrupted the day’s session with air horns, whistles, and shouting.

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