In response to accusations by the opposition that the electoral districts were gerrymandered to favor the governing party in Sunday’s National Assembly elections, Venezuela’s National Electoral Council (CNE) said on Tuesday that the districts were defined according to a standard legal method that was not designed to benefit any particular party.
The governor of Guárico state, Willian Lara, died in an automobile accident on Friday. As Venezuelans mourned his tragic and untimely death, it was announced that Guillermo García Ponce, who directed the pro-Chavez newspaper Diario Vea, and Luis Ceballos, Venezuelan representative in the Latin American Parliament, both passed away on Saturday.
PSUV candidates to the National Assembly in Merida state go visiting "house by house" in the cloudy and chilly towns of the Andes to win support. These photos were taken by Douglas Antonio Jover Avendaño.
With one month to go until the elections, yesterday the PSUV marked the start of the third and final campaign stage with fireworks, rallies, marches, car parades, and street dancing around the country.
According to the latest survey carried out by opposition pollster Datanalisis concerning the upcoming National Assembly elections in Venezuela, President’s Chavez’s United Socialist Party (PSUV) and its allied Venezuelan Communist Party (PCV) are set to rout the right wing opposition camp for the thirteenth time in fourteen elections since December 1998.
United Socialist Party of Venezuela (PSUV) electoral campaign leaders met yesterday to evaluate the progress of the first stage of their electoral campaign for the parliamentary elections on September 26 and to plan the second stage.