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Venezuelan Opposition Divides over CNE Registration as Largest Parties Accept Process

Major opposition parties manifested their willingness to participate in the registration process. (Archive)

Five leading parties of the right-wing Venezuelan opposition have agreed to participate in a new registration procedure mandated by Venezuela’s national electoral body.

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Venezuelan Leftist Movements Criticise CNE Registration Process

The Communist party has said it will refuse to take part in the registration process. (TribunaPopular)

The parties condemned the process as a veiled attempt to clamp down on small political organisations. 

 

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Venezuela Legally Recognizes First Child with Two Mothers

Miranda (left) and Soto sign their marriage documents in Argentina. (Archive)

The Venezuelan National Electoral Council (CNE) issued the country’s first birth certificate legally recognizing two Lesbian mothers as the parents of a child. 

 

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Venezuelan Supreme Court Appoints New Rectors to National Electoral Body

The TSJ appointed new CNE rectors on Tuesday. (Archive)

Venezuela’s Supreme Court appointed two new rectors to the National Electoral Council Tuesday amid an ongoing standoff with the opposition-held National Assembly. 

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Massive Venezuelan Opposition Protests Spark Fresh Anti-Government Violence

Thousands of opposition supporters march on the outskirts of Caracas. (Cordon Press)

One police officer was killed in a wave of attacks on government facilities and personnel. 

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CNE Reports Molotov Attack in Lara State

Five molotov cocktails were thrown at the CNE’s Lara offices on Monday morning. (Ultimas Noticias)

The attack against the national electoral institution’s regional headquarters took place in the early hours of Monday morning. 

 

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CNE Postpones Regional Elections in Venezuela

CNE President Tibisay Lucena. (Archives)

The electoral monitoring body said that regional elections will be held next year instead of in December. 

 

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Venezuela Faces Down Rebuke at UN, Possible New Sanctions

Venezuela has clashed with Paraguay over human rights at the UNHRC forum in Geneva. (EFE)

A group of 29 countries called for the Venezuelan government and opposition to engage in renewed national dialogue Thursday, amid calls for more US sanctions against the South American country.

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Venezuela’s CNE Rejects US “Concerns” over Impartiality of Recall Referendum

Venezuela's National Electoral Council. (Archive)

Venezuela's electoral authority urged the US to “abstain from expressing opinions” about Venezuelan democracy Friday after the latter criticized the body’s decision to hold a recall referendum next year.

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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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