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No Recall Referendum in 2016, Confirms Venezuela’s Electoral Council

The CNE says the recall vote won't happen until first quarter 2017. (AVN)

Venezuela’s electoral authority officially ruled out holding a recall referendum in 2016 on Wednesday, despite months of protests by opposition groups.

 

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“What do You Mean 20 Percent?” And Other Questions About Venezuela’s Recall Process

(COHA.org)

COHA's Jordan Bazak sheds light on some of the most important issues related to the country's recall referendum process.

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Chavista and Opposition Mobilizations Continue Across Venezuela, CNE Closed over Concerns

Opposition (left) and Chavista (right) marches documented side by side in Nueva Esparta state on Wednesday (Globovision).

Mobilizations took place Wednesday in defense of the Bolivarian Process as well as in favor of the opposition’s demand for a recall referendum this year.

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Next Stage of Venezuelan Recall Referendum to Begin 24 October

Socorro Hernandez (archive)

The next stage in the Venezuelan rightwing's bid for a recall referendum against President Nicolas Maduro will be held from 24 to 30 October this year, a National Electoral Council (CNE) director announced.

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Venezuelan Opposition Unlikely To Secure Recall Referendum Before Year's End

(Reuters)
 
The image of Venezuela as an oppressive failed state is really very far from what's happening on the ground reports Steve Ellner.

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Politicization and Venezuela’s Presidential Recall Referendum Timeline

A Venezuelan opposition rally in favour of the recall referendum (archives)

COHA's Erika Sato looks at the timeline to Venezuela's recall referendum, responding to accusations that the National Electoral Council lacks impartiality. 

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Venezuela Election Body: Recall Referendum Will Be in 2017

CNE President Tibisay Lucena. (EFE)

If the opposition meets all of the requirements, a recall referendum could be held early next year. 

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CNE Clears Opposition to Request Recall Referendum in Venezuela

CNE President Tibisay Lucena indicated that the MUD has met the requirements necessary to formally begin the recall referendum p

The MUD is now authorized to submit a written request to the CNE’s regional offices for a recall, at which time the electoral body will be obliged to announce a three-day window for the opposition coalition to collect signatures from 20% of the electorate necessary to trigger the referendum.

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López Rejects Dialogue as CNE Begins Signature Validation Process

Leopoldo Lopez takes part in violent anti-government protests in 2004. (Archive)

The opposition leader dismissed the possibility of dialogue with the government unless a recall referendum is guaranteed.

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Venezuelan Government Seeks Supreme Court Injunction over Fraudulent Recall Signatures

El Libertador Mayor Jorge Rodriguez. (Globovision)

The head of the presidential commission auditing Venezuela’s recall process, Jorge Rodriguez, petitioned the Supreme Court Monday for a protection order against the opposition following revelations of fraud in signature collection.

 

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