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Venezuelans in Caracas Neighborhoods Chat about Election and Beyond

On street corners, in subway stations, and in front of small kiosks on Friday, Venezuelans from different neighborhoods expressed their desire for peaceful, respectful, and massive participation in this Sunday’s state and local elections.

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Venezuela Drenched As Elections Draw Near

The government and community work together in mudslide affected areas. (EFE)
As the end of the rainy season is in sight and final preparations are being made to make the country ready to vote on Sunday, Venezuela has been inundated with rain, causing nine deaths, mudslides, electricity failures, road blockages, and flooding.

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The Communist-Socialist Party Split: An Interview With a PCV Mayoral Candidate

Fredys Teran, the PCV candidate for mayor of Mérida state's capital. (PCV)

In the Municipality of Libertador, where the capital city of Mérida state, Venezuela, is located, the Communist Party of Venezuela (PCV) and the United Socialist Party of Venezuela (PSUV) are running separate candidates for mayor in this Sunday's local elections. Venezuelanalysis.com interviewed Fredys Terán, the Communist Party candidate for mayor.

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Music Draws Venezuelan Youth to Revolution

Young people playing as they wait for the concert to start. (Tamara Pearson/Venezuelanalysis)
As 10,000 young people danced the night away in a concert that was part of the closing events of the pro-Chavez electoral campaign, they countered the enduring alienation of capitalism and got sweaty screaming for socialism. Yet something was lacking, something was still the same.

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The Larger Meaning of the Venezuelan Elections of November 23, 2008

The Venezuelan gubernatorial and municipal elections, taking place on November 23 of this year, are the most polarized and significant in the country's history, which will have a profound impact on the future political direction of the Chavez government's transition to socialism as well as on the possibilities of a future referendum allowing for Chavez' re-election.

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Venezuelan Elections Will Put Chávez to the Test

As if his post were at stake, Venezuela's left-wing President Hugo Chávez is showing up all over the country at election rallies, caravans, public works inaugurations, nationally televised public events and highly publicised midnight calls to his party's local offices in remote towns.

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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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