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Fri Mar 29, 2013, 10:50 PM

UNASUR Supports Venezuela's Electoral System

UNASUR Supports Venezuela's Electoral System

By Agencia Venezolana de Noticias

Chief of an electoral observation mission of the Union of South American Nations (UNASUR), Carlos Alvarez said Wednesday that Venezuela possesses a reliable and transparent electoral system that inspires "plenty of confidence".

Alvarez said Venezuela's election infrastructure satisfies the requirements of a free and fair democracy, reported Prensa Latina.

On April 14, the UNASUR Electoral Council will again observe Venezuelan elections, after first doing so last October.

On 7 October 2012, Alvarez recalled, there was high participation rate in Venezuela's presidential elections, even though voting is not compulsory. In that process, Hugo Chavez won with 55.07 per cent of the ballot; 8,191,132 votes.

Secretary of the Latin American Integration Association (ALADI), Alvarez added that on April 14 he will chair "a neutral mission, which allows UNASUR to gather information, knowledge and experience to have a stronger Electoral Council."

"As UNASUR has an Electoral Council fully joined to regional tasks, the self-determination of its electoral processes will be...more guaranteed in the region," said Alvarez.

Alvarez said that initiatives such as the council remove the need for supervision from the so-called developed nations. "Less and less countries request...international observation [from] the developed world."

Latin America, he said, "has eliminated electoral fraud and the military coup d'etat, which used to be two tools for the [r]ight to prevent popular processes."

Concerning the recent passing of the leader of the Bolivarian Revolution, Hugo Chavez, he said that it "obviously left a very big emptiness, as in Venezuela as in Latin America, as in the rest of the world."

Edited by Venezuelanalysis

Published on Mar 29th 2013 at 2.35pm

Source: AVN

http://venezuelanalysis.com/news/8418


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UNASUR supports Venezuela's electoral system

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Alvarez said Venezuela's election infrastructure passes the tests of all critics and questions, which translates "in a great strength" for the political and electoral process in this country, reported Prensa Latina.

Accompanying Venezuela's presidential elections next April 14 is the third opportunity for the UNASUR Electoral Council in Latin American elections, being the first in Venezuela last October and then in Ecuador last month of February.

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In addition, Alvarez said that with this progress in Latin America, it will not need the supervision of the so-called developed nations. "Less and less countries request for international observation of the developed world."

Latin America, he said, "has eliminated electoral fraud and the military coup d'État, which used to be two tools for the Right to prevent popular processes."

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Response to Catherina (Original post)

Sat Mar 30, 2013, 02:39 AM

1. And that is the point...

 

... that drives the anti-Chávez crowd speechless.

Venezuela's electoral system is consensually seen as fair and clean, with high participation rate from all sectors of society. Therefore the need to disqualify not only the candidates, but, mainly, the voters. And therefore the pathetic explanations that we even see here such as "they are being bought", "they are forced", "it's frauded", "they are zombies", "there's something in the water" "they are uneducated people who simply don't know what's better for themselves", etc.

It's also very good to see how UNASUR has managed to keep its independence and consistence. But the coup in Paraguay shows UNASUR can not take the elimination of coups for granted.

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Response to ocpagu (Reply #1)

Sat Mar 30, 2013, 02:49 AM

2. That's a meaningful post, so right about implying the Venezuelan majority is stupid,

thoughtless, and grabby, eager for government hand-outs. That was unacceptable when they used it before, and it's just as ugly now. These racist clowns need to lose this election with a convincing defeat.

They are hateful, thoughtless, greedy, and RACIST pampered scum who live to grab it all back, and close the future to the poor again.

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Response to ocpagu (Reply #1)

Mon Apr 1, 2013, 01:37 PM

4. +1

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Response to Catherina (Original post)

Mon Apr 1, 2013, 01:36 PM

3. K&R

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