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Venezuelan “Street Parliaments” to Discuss 26 Law-Decrees

The Venezuelan government and the United Socialist Party of Venezuela (PSUV) started a National Plan of Mobilization for the Defense of the 26 Law-Decrees President Chavez passed last July.

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Chavez Accepts Responsibility for Blackouts in Venezuela

Hydropower plant in Guyana (Tamara Pearson)
Following nationwide blackouts, the Venezuelan government acknowledged its responsibility and outlined a plan to fix the ongoing problem.

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Corporate Media Bashes Venezuelan Government's Law Decrees

Chavez critics don't explain Venezuelan law or how Supreme Court rulings interpret it. Nor do they report how the Enabling Law works, that the nation's Constitution authorizes it, that four other presidents used it, among many other things. How can they? It would expose their false accusations and discredit their entire argument.

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United Socialist Party of Venezuela Candidates Register For Regional Elections

March in support of Marcos Diaz, PSUV candidate for governor of the state of Merida (Tamara Pearson)
Over the weekend and today, almost all of the candidates of the United Socialist Party of Venezuela (PSUV) registered for the upcoming November 23 state and regional elections in the National Electoral Council (CNE) office, many accompanied by large marches of their supporters.

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Venezuelan Supreme Court Ratifies Candidate Disqualifications as Constitutional

Venezuela's Supreme Tribunal of Justice (TSJ) issued a long-awaited ruling on the constitutionality of disqualifying candidates who are accused of corruption. (Archive)
Venezuela's Supreme Court issued a series of decisions Tuesday and Wednesday that validated the Comptroller General's ruling to temporarily disqualify nearly 300 opposition and pro-Chavez Venezuelans accused of corruption from holding public office.

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Chávez Signs 26 Law-Decrees on Final Day of Enabling Law Power

President Hugo Chávez and other government officials said the text of the laws and the process by which they were passed are in line with the 1999 constitution.(Archive)
On the final day of the 18-month period during which the Venezuelan National Assembly granted President Hugo Chávez the power to pass laws by decree, Chávez signed 26 new laws regulating the armed forces, public administration, social security system, banks, agricultural production, and the tourism industry.

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Venezuela Anxiously Awaits Supreme Court Decision on Disqualified Candidates

Chacao Mayor Leopoldo Lopez surrounded by supporters in front of the Supreme Court, during a protest against his disqualification as candidate, because of corruption charges.  (El Universal)
Venezuelans on both sides of the country’s political divide await with bated breath an imminent decision of the Supreme Court on the constitutionality of the Comptroller General’s disqualification of candidates for public office, due to accusations of corruption.

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Venezuelans Optimistic and 54% Approve of Chávez

58.2% of Venezuelans said they "sympathize" with President Chávez. Education, health care, and international diplomacy are  his strong points, while security, unemployment and corruption are weak points, says the poll. (ABN)
According to a yearly poll called “Iberobarómentro,” 54% of Venezuelans approved of the Venezuelan President Hugo Chávez's management of the country as of last May, and Venezuelans are optimistic about their economic future.

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Chávez Gives Ultimatum to Socialist Allies as Venezuelan Elections Approach

President Chávez said the parties in the Patriotic Alliance will "disappear" if they try to run their own candidates.
Venezuelan President Hugo Chávez, who is also the president of the United Socialist Party of Venezuela (PSUV), gave a one-week ultimatum to the rest of the parties in the pro-Bolivarian Revolution coalition known as the Patriotic Alliance to decide whether they will unite behind PSUV candidates in the regional and local elections scheduled for November 23rd.

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The Facts about the List of “Banned Candidates” in Venezuela

Sections of the Venezuelan opposition are opposing a decision by Venezuela’s Comptroller General, who has submitted a list of 386 individuals to be banned from standing for public office for (being guilty of) corruption and/or misuse of public funds. In fact, the Comptroller General is merely implementing existing legislation — a great deal of which precedes the Chavez government.

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