#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 by the State to even fake its democratic credentials. ... ver más
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. “Regarding the need to carry out an audit and complete recount of the vote, Secretary General (Jose Miguel) Insulza expressed his support for this initiative and put at Venezuela’s disposal the OAS’ team of election experts,” the organization said in a statement. ... ver más
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 of irregularities and violations in the electoral system presented by the opposition against the State and its candidate have become the central theme of the presidential elections campaign as polling stations open today in Venezuela. ... ver más
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 yesterday while visiting the grave of Hugo Chavez State media have refused to comply with the ban on campaign activities dictated by election regulations in Venezuela. ... ver más
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 parties, non-governmental organizations and civil society in general to achieve the necessary conditions for elections recognized by all parties to be held are laudable and noteworthy. ... ver más
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 Competition Government uses public media as part of campaignWithout a doubt the greatest weakness of the process lies in the inequitable conditions of competition. ... ver más
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 of paid television and radio a day, president Chávez has taken an unfair advantage of the so-called Ley Resorte, which aims to regulate the media coverage of the country’s social services. ... ver más
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 up social spending in election years to shore up support and hosts a nationally televised show on which he rewards adoring voters for their loyalty with rent-free apartments and free refrigerators. ... ver más
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 media is unable to match the financial resources of the Venezuelan government. ... ver más
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 conditions, voting conditions, integrity of the vote count, and the dispute resolution process. ... ver más