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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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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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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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Bolivarian Government Calls for "Second Phase" of Dialogue with Opposition

Caracas Mayor Jorge Rodriguez called for a "second phase of dialogue" on Monday. (Archive)

Jorge Rodríguez expressed the Venezuelan government’s unwavering commitment to dialogue with the opposition on Monday. 

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Marta Harnecker: "A New Revolutionary Subject has Been Created in Venezuela"

Chilean author Marta Harnecker (Links International Journal of Socialist Renewal).

Chilean scholar Marta Harnecker talks Marxism, Venezuela and the Latin American left with Greek journalist Tassos Tsakiroglou during her recent visit to Athens.

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Venezuela Grants New Powers to Vice-President

Venezuelan President Nicolas Maduro (R) and Vice-President Tarek El Aissami. (Juan Barreto/AFP via Getty Images)

The 15 new powers are interpreted as a mandate for improving efficiency in government and resolving the country’s deep economic crisis.

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Venezuela’s National Dialogue: Disaggregating Key Issues

President Nicolas Maduro shakes hands with opposition leader Jesus Torrealba. (AVN)

Steve Ellner argues for the separation of the political and economic aspects of Venezuela's crisis in order to understand the country's current deadlock and possible paths forward.

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