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Maduro Signs Pledge to Respect 6D Election Results, Opposition Refuses

Venezuelan President Nicolas Maduro signed the CNE pledge on Monday. (CNE)

On Monday Venezuelan President Nicolas Maduro signed an oath pledging to accept the results of the parliamentary elections this coming December 6th. So far, the opposition coalition, the Roundtable of Democratic Unity, has refused to sign the agreement. 


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Jailed Ex-Mayor Granted House Arrest amid Fracturing Opposition

Hard right opposition leader Daniel Ceballos (archive)

Daniel Ceballos, a former mayor of the Venezuelan city of San Cristobal, was granted house arrest yesterday due to health issues. The announcement comes amid fresh schisms in the opposition electoral coalition. 


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Venezuelan Government and Opposition Trade Accusations Ahead of Election Campaign

Opposition assembly deputy Alfonso Marquina was one of many Venezuelan politicians making accusations over the weekend (Comando

Venezuelan government officials and opposition leaders are intensifying accusations against each other as both sides prepare to start campaigning for the 14 April presidential election.

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Nicolas Maduro – The Bus Driver

Nicolas Maduro drove a bus to the National Electoral Council to register his candidacy for president. (Agencies)

From bus driver to presidential candidate, who is Nicolas Maduro?

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Maduro Counters Campaign to Discredit Venezuelan Electoral System

Acting President Nicolas Maduro (Archive)

The presidential candidate of the Bolivarian Revolution, Nicolas Maduro, yesterday counter-attacked the opposition’s campaign to discredit Venezuela’s electoral system ahead of the 14 April presidential election.

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The Chávez Myth and Incredulous Europe

(Ryan Mallett-Outtrim / Venezuelanalysis)

Rafael Rico Ríos discusses how Western critics struggle to understand the mythical dimension of Chavismo.

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New Venezuelan Presidential Elections Set for 14 April

CNE president Tibisay Lucena, made the announcements this afternoon (AVN)

New Venezuelan presidential elections are to be held on Sunday 14 April, Venezuela’s National Electoral Council (CNE) has announced.

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In the Wake of Hugo Chávez’s Death: Prospects for Stability and Instability

(Foto AP/Ariana Cubillos)

With the death of Hugo Chávez, Venezuela faces the possibility of political instability and even disruptions, although there are promising signs as well. 

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