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(UPDATED) National Assembly Election Results - 95 Legislators for PSUV

President Hugo Chavez voting today (agencies).

More than 11 million Venezuelans voted today, electing 165 legislators to the national assembly and 12 to the Latin American Parliament, in 36,553 voting centres across the country. The PSUV won a majority of positions, but not the two thirds necessary for some decision making.

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It Takes a Lot More Than Votes to Govern

An anti-government protester in Caracas, Venezuela. (Reuters)

Oscar Schémel, head of prominent independent pollster Hinterlaces, argues that the Venezuelan opposition has no vision for the country beyond violent regime change. 

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Support for Chavismo Climbs in Venezuela

President Nicolas Maduro. (Ciudad Caracas)

Support for Chavismo has risen to 35% from 27%, while President Nicolas Maduro's popularity has surged by 6 points since November. 

 

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Venezuela’s Maduro Calls for Regional and Municipal Elections

President Maduro called for regional and local elections on Sunday. (@PRESIDENCIALVEN)

Venezuelan President Nicolas Maduro placed a call Sunday for the National Electoral Council (CNE) to set a date for regional and municipal elections due this year.

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Venezuela’s Communist Party Hints at Break with PSUV

The PSUV, PPT and REDES say they are forming a "program of joint struggle". (Contrapunto)

The Communist Party of Venezuela says the PSUV’s electoral coalition, the GPP “doesn’t exist” anymore.

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Chavistas and Opposition Forces March on Caracas amid Clashes

Opposition protesters attack Venezuelan security personnel on Liberator Avenue in Caracas, April 4, 2017. (AVN)

Chavistas and opposition supporters took to the streets of the capital this week as international pressure mounts against the Venezuelan government. 

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Venezuela’s Attorney General Accuses Supreme Court of Violating the Constitution

Venezuelan Attorney General Luisa Ortega Diaz says the Supreme Court violated the constitution by assuming the powers of the Nat

Venezuela’s Supreme Court has violated the country’s constitution, Attorney General Luisa Ortega Diaz warned Friday.

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Venezuelan Opposition Announces Preliminary Candidates for 2018 Presidential Elections

Julio Borges, President of the National Assembly, announces that Henrique Capriles Radonski (left of Borges) will stand as First

The three candidates named so far will face-off in opposition primaries later this year. 

 

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Majority of Venezuela's Small Parties to Boycott CNE Registration Process

The CNE registration process will now begin on March 4th. (MinCi)

Just 11 out of 59 parties will re-register with the National Electoral Council. 

 

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Hugo Chavez Still Venezuela’s Most Popular President, Says New Poll

Hugo Chavez was identified as Venezuela’s most popular president by 79% of respondents in Hinterlaces’ poll. (chavez.org)

A staggering 79% of respondents identified Chavez as Venezuela’s most well-liked president.

 

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