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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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Venezuelan President Visits UN to Help Resolve Guyana Dispute

Venezuelan President Nicolas Maudro (L) with U.N. Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon in New York, July 28, 2015. (Photo: United Natio

President Maduro said the U.N. secretary-general responded positively to his request for assistance in finding a diplomatic solution to the ongoing territorial dispute.

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Venezuela and Haiti Sign Agreement for Electoral Cooperation

CNE President Tibisay Lucena Haitian President Micky Martelly (CNE)

Venezuela's National Electoral Council (CNE) signed a memorandum of understanding with its Haitian counterpart on Friday as part of an effort to deepen cooperation between the two electoral institutions in technical assistance and training. 

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New Poll: 52% of Venezuelans Say Opposition Lacks Plan for the Nation

The logo of the main Venezuelan opposition coalition, the Roundtable of Democratic Unity. (MUD)

A new study by the independent, Caracas-based polling firm Hinterlaces has determined that 52% of Venezuelans believe the anti-chavista opposition has no "plan for the nation."

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US Targets Venezuela Using Border Dispute as Pretext

Map indicating disputed area. (teleSUR)

Draitser argues that Venezuela and Guyana’s despute over the Essequibo region is a new front in the destabilization of Venezuela

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Venezuela and Palestine Dispel Rumors of Diplomatic Rift Over Scholarship Program

Palestinian students arrive in Venezuela (AP)

Venezuelan and Palestinian authorities reaffirmed their close ties today following rumors of diplomatic friction circulated by an Associated Press report last week.

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Maria Corina Machado Barred from Public Office for Failing to Disclose Income

(VTV)

Venezuelan far right leader Maria Corina Machado has been barred from holding public office for twelve months after she neglected to disclose the full extent of her earnings during her term as a congresswoman.

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PSUV Parliamentary Primary Sees Historic Grassroots Turnout

Over 3 million PSUV activists voted in the historic elections (AVN)

In reportedly historic turnout, 3,162,400 Venezuelans voted in the internal parliamentary primaries of the governing Unified Socialist Party of Venezuela (PSUV) that took place yesterday.

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Venezuelan Parliamentary Elections Set for December 6

CNE President Tibisay Lucena silences rightwing rumors that elections would not be held this year. (teleSUR)

Venezuela’s National Electoral Council (CNE) has announced that national parliamentary elections will be held on December 6. The announcement effectively silences an opposition-fueled rumor campaign that has filled international headlines with speculations that elections would not be held.

 

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Venezuela Rejects Felipe Gonzalez Visit as Former Spanish PM Touches Down in Caracas

A woman waves a placard rejecting Gonzalez's visit: "Murderer and Fascist - Venezuela respects itself" (Laiguana)

The former Spanish Prime Minister claims to be visiting the country in order to help with the legal defence of jailed opposition leaders, Leopoldo Lopez, Daniel Ceballos and Antonio Ledezma. He met with Ledezma on Sunday. 

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