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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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López Rejects Dialogue as CNE Begins Signature Validation Process

Leopoldo Lopez takes part in violent anti-government protests in 2004. (Archive)

The opposition leader dismissed the possibility of dialogue with the government unless a recall referendum is guaranteed.

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Supreme Court Strikes Down Opposition Health Law, Declares AN’s May Activities Invalid

Venezuelan Supreme Court of Justice building in Caracas (Reuters).

Venezuela’s high court declared an emergency health law approved by the opposition-controlled parliament unconstitutional due to its infringement upon the Executive branch’s powers.

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OAS Makes "Historic" Decision to Review Secretary General for Actions Against Venezuela

Venezuelan Foreign Relations Minister Delcy Rodríguez (Reuters).

The regional body’s permanent council will gather next Tuesday to assess Luis Almagro’s controversial call for immediate intervention in Venezuelan domestic affairs and its suspension from the organization last month. 

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United Nations: Solutions to Venezuela’s Crisis Mustn’t Be Imposed from Outside

N High Commissioner for Human Rights, Zeid Ra’ad Al Hussein (Courtesy: United Nations).

UN High Commissioner for Human Rights, Zeid Ra’ad Al Hussein, urged Venezuela's government and opposition to find a peaceful, nationally agreed solution to the country’s problems.  

 

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Venezuelan Government Seeks Supreme Court Injunction over Fraudulent Recall Signatures

El Libertador Mayor Jorge Rodriguez. (Globovision)

The head of the presidential commission auditing Venezuela’s recall process, Jorge Rodriguez, petitioned the Supreme Court Monday for a protection order against the opposition following revelations of fraud in signature collection.

 

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Venezuelan Police Raid Headquarters of Dissident Chavista Party

Venezuela's criminal investigation body, the CICPC, raided the offices of Marea Socialista on Friday. (Archive)

Venezuelan police raided the offices of the Trotskyist political organization Marea Socialista (MS) Friday on the orders of a local court.

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CNE Sets Dates to Validate Recall Signatures, Denounces Violence

CNE President Tibisay Lucena. (Archive)

The electoral body confirmed that 10,995 signatures collected by the opposition belonged to dead persons, among 605,727 total irregularities

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Calling All Venezuelans to the Table

Residents of Venezuela's housing mission take up urban agriculture. (Jonas Holldack/Venezuelanalysis)

Long time Venezuela-based solidarity activist Lisa Sullivan analyzes the roots of Venezuela's crisis, arguing that solutions must come from beyond the country's government-opposition political polarization. 

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The Real Reasons Behind Borges' Bloody Nose

Julio Borges with riot helmet accompanied by bodyguards. (Screenshot from Tvs Pueblo video/Aporrea)

The Venezuelan government repudiated an attack on opposition lawmaker Julio Borges after protesters stormed the CNE Thursday. 

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