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Venezuela Ready for First Completely Automated Election

From Left, CNE co-director Vicente Diaz, President Tibisay Lucena, and co-director Germán Yépez Colmenares. (CNE)
Tibisay Lucena, the president of Venezuela’s National Electoral Council, confirmed Sunday that voting equipment has been audited and delivered to all of the 34,662 voting centers across the country in preparation for this Sunday’s regional and local elections, which are the first elections in Venezuelan to be 100% automated.

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Chávez Says Military to Oppose Destabilization Attempts During Venezuelan Elections

Venezuela's President Hugo Chavez (Archive/PP)
While campaigning in support of candidates for governor and mayor from the United Socialist Party of Venezuela (PSUV), Venezuelan President Hugo Chávez has threatened to use military force in several states if opposition leaders attempt to sabotage the political process during or after the November 23rd elections.

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A Crucial Test for Venezuela's Bolivarian Revolution

While on the surface it may appear to be a simple electoral battle, something much different is at stake on November 23. Once again, the intricate process of the Bolivarian revolution will put its strengths and weaknesses in play in the form of an electoral contest.

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Electoral Council to Investigate Venezuelan State TV

Electoral Council President Tibisay Lucena (archive)
Tibisay Lucena, the president of Venezuela's National Electoral Council (CNE) announced on Saturday that her institution would be opening an administrative inquiry into the state TV channel, VTV (Venezuelan TV) for alleged disrespect of article 16 of the Regulation of Publicity and Propaganda.

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Venezuelan Labor Leader: "Our Votes are for Chavez and the Revolution"

“On November 23, we will not just be voting for this or that governorship, we will be deciding the destiny of this revolutionary process”, says Stalin Perez Borges, a national coordinator of the National Union of Workers (UNT) and United Socialist Party of Venezuela (PSUV) militant.

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Dissident Venezuelan Legislator Tascón Criticizes Right Wing of Chavez’s Party

National Assembly Deputy Luis Tascón (Archive)
Many of the candidates of the United Socialist Party of Venezuela (PSUV) in the upcoming state and local elections are traitors to the revolution who lack truly socialist values, according to Venezuelan National Assembly Deputy Luis Tascón, a leftist known for criticizing the "right-wing within" the Bolivarian Revolution.

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Latin American’s ‘New Left’ In Crises As the ‘Free Market’ Collapses

The uniformity of the collapse of Latin American economies raises important questions about the changes and claims of independence, decoupling and post-liberal models, which many regime leaders, ideologues and progressive US-European Latin American writers made over the past several years.

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Venezuela’s National Electoral Council Successfully Concludes Voting Test

Venezuel's National Electoral Council (CNE) simulated the voting process on Sunday in order to test its functioning and found no flaws in the process.

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Venezuelan Opposition Governor Should Go To Prison for Crimes, Says Chavez

President Hugo Chavez addresses a conference of businesspersons in Zulia Saturday. (PP)
Venezuelan President Hugo Chávez declared that he intends to have the governor of oil-rich Zulia state, Manuel Rosales, convicted and sent to prison for corruption, drug-trafficking, links to paramilitary death squads, and plotting to assassinate him.

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Venezuela Between Assassination Plots and Abstention

Talk of assassination plots and rising concerns about a high abstention rate have marked the beginning of the November 23 regional elections race.

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