#AbusoPoder | #NoalVentajismo | English | News | 15 abril 2013

Electoral Fraud in Venezuela’s Presidential Elections

Violations and fraud mark Venezuelan presidential elections An electoral fraud primer for Venezuela’s presidential elections. Violations and fraud mark Venezuelan presidential electionsThat fact that the 2013 presidential election in Venezuela was completely anti-democratic was underlined by the absolute lack of interest
English | News | 15 abril 2013

OAS chief backs call for recount in Venezuela vote

Electoral violations and abuse of power mark Venezuela's presidential elections Electoral violations and abuse of power mark Venezuela's presidential elections The head of the Organization of American States on Monday backed calls for a recount in Venezuela’s presidential elections, offering the help of experts from the regional body.
English | News | 14 abril 2013

Hundreds of Latin American leaders demand fair elections in Venezuela (El País)

30269-notirapida-maduro-vs-capriles Accusations of irregularities and favoritism by the Election Commission increase ahead of Sunday’s presidential elections. Even the presidential ballot paper demonstrates abuse of State power and unfair election practices in Venezuela Accusations and documentation
Analysis | English | News | 14 abril 2013

Government media and Maduro violate ban on campaign activities in Venezuela (Clarín, Argentina)

Companeros-Nicolas-Maradona-Chavez-AP_CLAIMA20130414_0071_17 State-supported candidate Nicolas Maduro continued his campaign yesterday in Caracas. Still don’t know how he cheated the electoral system? Read the electoral fraud primer for Venezuela’s presidential elections. Nicolas Maduro and Diego Maradona bump fists
Analysis | English | Reports | 5 diciembre 2012

Seeking Competitive Elections in Venezuela (analysis, Election Alert #8)

alertaelectoral8a Venezuelans’ historic turnout for the presidential elections of October 7 (80.48% of all registered voters) and acceptance of the results by all parties might indicate that this electoral process was an example for the democratic world. Indeed, the efforts of political
English | Reports | 31 octubre 2012

Electoral Council is politicized; government abuses public media in campaign (Wilson Center)

Government uses public media as part of campaign The upcoming presidential election in Venezuela slated for October 7 will not be just another election. This election is of fundamental importance. President Chávez, after 14 years in government, is seeking to be re-elected yet again for a six-year term. The Conditions of
English | Prensa | Reports | 31 octubre 2012

Chávez circumvents the law, turns public media into campaign engine (Council on Hemispheric Affairs)

Source: Christian Science Monitor In another glaring disadvantage, the Arriagada-Woldenberg report has underscored that the greatest weakness to Venezuelan democracy is probably the uneven media coverage being afforded of the candidates. While the law limits campaign advertisement to just three minutes
English | News | 31 octubre 2012

Venezuelan ballots counted honestly, but campaign unfair

Hugo Chávez plays by his own rules in Venezuela elections The ballots may have been counted honestly, but experts say that the campaign as a whole was not fair. “The playing field is not level” in Venezuela because Chávez uses state resources to reward his followers and punish those who vote against him. The president also ramps
Analysis | English | 31 octubre 2012

Venezuela elections hardly democratic (David Luhnow, Wall Street Journal)

phpThumb_generated_thumbnail (1) The Latin American Bureau Chief to The Wall Street Journal, David Luhnow, talked about how Chávez’s control of state resources to fund his presidential campaign effectively crushed the opposition’s ability to communicate its messages via media, because private
English | News | 29 octubre 2012

Carter Center highlights inequality in Venezuela presidential campaign

Carter Center points out Chávez abuse of public media Carter Center points out Chávez abuse of public mediaThe Carter Center’s independent study mission to Venezuela today released a pre-electoral report (PDF), which assesses the preparations for key elements of the process including voter registration, campaign