Diego Sequera Discusses the Underpinnings of Venezuelan Election and Huge Maduro/Socialist Victory


MintPress News | November 30, 2021

The United Socialist Party of Venezuela (PSUV) is celebrating as, with almost all votes counted, they appear to have won 20 out of the country’s 23 states in Sunday’s regional “mega elections.” More than 70,000 candidates stood for one of 3,082 public positions, including local mayorships, councillors, regional legislators and state governors — the vast majority of candidates affiliated with opposition parties.

The landslide victory was watched over by international observers from 55 countries, including a delegation from the European Union, who praised the organizational capacity of the National Electoral Council, effectively endorsing the proceedings.

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Five Reasons the Left Won in Venezuela

While much is made about the alleged lack of support for President Maduro (the millions of votes his party got will never be acknowledged by the U.S.), it’s less known that the opposition is deeply unpopular.

Leonardo Flores

MintPress News | November 23, 2021

Venezuela Elections Feature photo

For the first time in four years, every major opposition party in Venezuela participated in elections. For the fifth time in four years, the left won in a landslide. Voters elected 23 governors, 335 mayors, 253 state legislators, and 2,471 municipal councilors. The governing United Socialist Party of Venezuela (PSUV) won at least 19 of 23 governorships (one race remains too close to call) and the Caracas mayoralty in the November 21 “mega-elections.” Of the 335 mayoral races, the vote count has been completed in 322 of them, with PSUV and its coalition taking 205, opposition coalitions 96, and other parties 21. Over 70,000 candidates ran for these 3,082 offices, and 90% of the vote was counted and verified within hours of polls closing. Turnout was 42.2%, eleven points higher than last year’s parliamentary elections.

Here’s why chavismo, the movement behind Venezuela’s Bolivarian Revolution, won:

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Venezuelan President Calls for a World Free from Economic Domination of an Empire

RESUMEN | September 22, 2021

photo: @CancilleriaVE

The president of Venezuela, Nicolás Maduro expressed today that it is urgent for the world to consolidate the construction of a new order of peace, cooperation, dialogue, political, religious, as well as cultural diversity, multilateral and pluricentric, during the 76th session of the United Nations General Assembly.

“We have to achieve a world without hegemonic empires, freed from the attempt of economic, financial, military and geopolitical domination of any empire, those which for centuries exploited the world with the old colonialism”, added the Venezuelan president.

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President Maduro: Three Conditions for International Dialogue

teleSUR | July 12, 2021

The Venezuelan president ratified the need for an express and practical renunciation of violence, since
The Venezuelan president ratified the need for an express and practical renunciation of violence, since “many of these sectors are repeat offenders.” | Photo: Prensa Presidencial

The Venezuelan head of state stipulated three essential conditions for this international meeting to take place.

The President of the Bolivarian Republic of Venezuela, Nicolás Maduro, expressed his agreement to hold a new dialogue process in Mexico, sponsored by the government of this nation and the Kingdom of Norway.

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Venezuela: The Great Patriotic Pole Electoral Alliance Achieves an Overwhelming Victory and Gains the Majority in the Next National Assembly

RESUMEN | December 07, 2020

The revolutionary and progressive forces that have come together in the Gran Polo Patriótico (Great Patriotic Pole – GPP) obtained a majority of the seats in the new National Assembly in the parliamentary elections held this past Sunday as confirmed by the president of the National Electoral Council, Indira Alfonzo.

From the Strategic Operations Center of the National Electoral Council in Caracas, and with the presence of the directors of the Election Commission and thousands of national and international observers, Alfonzo, the head of the Council, gave an overview of the election results with 82.35% of the ballot being received and counted.Read More »