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(UPDATED) National Assembly Election Results - 95 Legislators for PSUV

President Hugo Chavez voting today (agencies).

More than 11 million Venezuelans voted today, electing 165 legislators to the national assembly and 12 to the Latin American Parliament, in 36,553 voting centres across the country. The PSUV won a majority of positions, but not the two thirds necessary for some decision making.

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A Response from Venezuela

boy under flag

Dan compares his experience in Venezuela to those recounted in Mike Gonzalez's "A Second Letter from Caracas," highlighting what current opposition protestors’ motives seem to be, as well as the chavista response to them.

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The Barrios Won’t Join In

A hillside barrio, Caracas (Psiconauta)

Venezuelan newspaper editor Eleazar Diaz Rangel explains why the residents of the country’s barrios are shunning protests.

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Opposition Protests Continue, Poll Reveals 90% of Venezuelans Support Dialogue

Clashes in Caracas

Hard-line opposition protests continued over Easter weekend in Venezuela. However a recent poll found that the majority of Venezuelans support the peace talks occurring between the government and moderate opposition.

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Interview with Steve Ellner: Can A Country Have A Revolutionary State and A Capitalist Economy?

Ellner and Marcano (Aporrea)

In two interviews, Marcano and Ellner discuss the Marxist view of the state and its relevance to Venezuela today.

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Interview with Luis Britto Garcia, “The Blockades have Reduced and the Opposition is Divided”

Luis Britto Garcia (Reuters/Carlos Garcia Rawlings)

In this interview, Venezuelan journalist and writer, Luis Britto Garcia, observes a growing division within the Venezuelan opposition, and he analyses the work of Gene Sharp, a US political scientist, and his theory of “soft coups”.

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Venezuela: Neither Agreements nor Conciliation - Complete the Revolution!

Last Thursday's dialogue (Sibci)

On the evening of April 10, the main political representatives of the Venezuelan opposition attended a meeting at Miraflores Presidential Palace with representatives of the government and the Bolivarian revolution. The meeting generated a lively debate within the Bolivarian movement. 

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Dialogue between Venezuelan Government and Opposition Reaches First Agreements

Government and MUD representatives talking to the press late last night after the dialogue (AVN)

Dialogue between government and opposition representatives continued in Caracas last night, seeing the opposition coalition condemn violence, but no agreement reached on their demand to release those arrested for it.

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Where's This Dialogue Going?

President Maduro addresses opposition representatives at the roundtable of the first peace talk in Miraflores presidential palac

Venezuelan author and journalist Jose Roberto Duque reflects on Thursday’s live broadcast “peace talk” between the Venezuelan government and the opposition in Miraflores presidential palace.

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Venezuelan Government and Opposition Sit Down to Talks

Peace talk in Miraflores

Representatives of the Venezuelan government and opposition sat down to talk last night for the first time since protests and violence began in early February.

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