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The Electoral Strategy of the Venezuelan Opposition Comes Back to Haunt Them

The Electoral Strategy of the Venezuelan Opposition Comes Back to Haunt Them

Venezuela’s opposition spent virtually all of 2012 on the road campaigning for political office, but they ended the year worse off than when they started, in part because of their own campaign tactics.

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Venezuela’s Supreme Court Fines Opposition Electoral Committee

The coordinator of MUD’s primary elections, Teresa Albanez, has been fined over 15,000 bolivars by the country’s Supreme Cou

The president of the Venezuelan opposition’s electoral committee has been fined for violating a court order halting the destruction of electoral material following the opposition’s primaries earlier this month.

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Capriles Radonski Wins Venezuelan Opposition Primaries amidst Accusations of Fraud

According to opposition sources, the 39 year old lawyer won the primaries with over 62% of the vote (noticias24)

The current Governor of Miranda state, Henrique Capriles Radonski, has come first in the Venezuelan opposition’s primary elections and will be the official candidate for the rightwing Roundtable of Democratic Unity (MUD) in this year’s presidential elections, confirmed the country’s opposition earlier today.

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Venezuela’s National Electoral Council: Supporting the Venezuelan Opposition Primary Elections

National Electoral Council Logo (La Patilla).

This article explores how over the past decade Venezuela’s National Electoral Council has transformed Venezuela’s electoral system to the point where the opposition who spent years trying to discredit the country’s national electoral body now ask it to organize their own internal elections.

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The De-unification of the Venezuelan Opposition

Opposition presidential hopefuls conducted their final televised debated before their February 12 primary election (El Universal

This week Venezuelan opposition forces demonstrated a false showing of unity against President Hugo Chavez in preparation for next October’s presidential elections.

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Opposition Candidate Leopold Lopez Withdraws from Primaries

Leopoldo Lopez (informecifras)

Leopoldo Lopez has withdrawn from the opposition presidential primaries, deferring his support to the current governor of Miranda state, Henrique Capriles Radonski.

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Chavez Gives Annual Speech to the Nation, Announces New Security Mission

President Chavez highlighted the government’s success in hugely reducing poverty in Venezuela throughout the last 12 years (ps

Thousands of Venezuelans gathered outside the country's National Assembly (AN) on Saturday to hear President Chavez give his annual speech to the nation. Each year the Venezuelan president is obliged to give an "annual report" to the legislative body accounting for the management of his government and detailing its setbacks and achievements throughout the past year.

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Opposition Candidate Henrique Capriles Radonski: A Wealthy Lawyer with Little Respect for the Law

Henrique Capriles Radonski (Noticias 365)

Caracas-born Henrique Capriles Radonski is one of the opposition candidates most likely to make it through the primary selection process and face Venezuelan President Hugo Chavez in next year’s presidential election.

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Opposition Candidate Maria Corina Machado Pledges “Popular Capitalism”

Maria Corina Machado campaign poster promoting ¨Popular Capitalism¨(archive)

Maria Corina Machado, possibly the most right-wing conservative voice within the Venezuelan opposition, is the anti-Chavez minority’s only female candidate. Lacking a political party, per se, Machado maintains close ties to the United States and has depended for years on her Washington-based financiers and advisors.

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