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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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Debate over Criticism, Democracy Flares Up in Venezuela

Delegates at the III PSUV National Congress, which is currently underway in Caracas (AVN)

One of the most important public debates over the future of Venezuela's revolutionary process has opened up after the publication of a document by recently ousted planning minister Jorge Giordani.

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Venezuela’s Maduro Designated New Party President at III PSUV National Congress

The congress began in Caracas on Saturday and will run until this Thursday (El Universal)

Venezuelan president Nicolas Maduro has been made the United Socialist Party of Venezuela (PSUV)’s new leader. The announcement took place during the governing party’s six day national congress, where political re-organisation and economic reform have been top of the agenda.

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Bolivarian Revolution Economic Policies at a Crossroads - Capitalism Cannot be Regulated

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Jorge Martin offers his analysis of the debate underway within Chavismo over the Bolivarian government’s economic policies.

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United Socialist Party of Venezuela Grassroots Elects National Congress Delegates

Grassroots members of the United Socialist Party of Venezuela elected 537 delegates to the party’s 3rd National Congress on Su

Grassroots members of the United Socialist Party of Venezuela elected 537 delegates to the party’s 3rd National Congress on Sunday.

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Maduro Extends Planned “Shakeup” of Venezuelan State and Economy

Speaking on his weekly radio show on Tuesday, Maduro said that he would lead “a shakeup of the functioning of the old bourgeoi

Venezuelan president Nicolas Maduro has extended the date upon which significant changes to the government and state administration will be announced.

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Former Minister Navarro Launches Criticisms of the United Socialist Party of Venezuela

Hector Navarro (archive)

A former Bolivarian government minister, Hector Navarro, has criticised the internal democracy of the leadership of the United Socialist Party of Venezuela (PSUV).

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Analysts Confused as Venezuelans Say Their Country is Second Most Democratic in Region

Venezuelans march in the 14th annual Pride Parade in Caracas, on 29th June this year. (MIGUEL GUTIÉRREZ / EFE)

In a respected regional poll measuring citizens’ perception of their democracy, Venezuelans have given the second most favourable response in Latin America, leaving the report’s authors scratching their heads.

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Government Makes Dialogue Call as Venezuelan Opposition Considers Next Step

On Thursday Venezuelan Vice President Jorge Arreaza said that despite repeated calls for the opposition’s Democratic Unity Tab

Venezuelan authorities have made a renewed offer to the opposition to join dialogue talks while the opposition’s leadership considers their next move following the dissipation of protests.

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U.S. – Venezuela Relations Take Step toward Normalisation

The Venezuelan embassy in Washington D.C. (Venezuelan embassy, Washington)

Venezuela and the United States have designated chargé d’affaires to each other’s capitals, signaling a move toward the normalisation of relations.

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