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Cuban Election Process Marked by Broad Participation

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Cuba held partial elections, described as satisfactory and positive, and characterized by the broad participation of voters. More than 7,700,000 citizens voted to elect the delegates to the Municipal Assemblies of the People’s Power in 24,646 polling stations opened yesterday.

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UNASUR Summit on Venezuela with Open Agenda

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Lima, Apr 18 (Prensa Latina) The Union of South American Nations (UNASUR) will hold a summit here dedicated to discussing the situation in Venezuela with an open agenda, but under the premise of recognizing the electoral victory of President Nicolas Maduro.The open agenda was confirmed last night by Peruvian Foreign Minister Rafael Roncagliolo, while announcing that President Ollanta Humala had called the meeting of statesmen as Peru holds the pro tempore presidency of UNASUR.

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Venezuelan Electoral Tech Reviewed by Experts

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Caracas, Apr 18 (Prensa Latina) Nearly 0.5 percent of voting machines of Venezuela’s National Electoral Council (CNE), top authority of the country in that matter, that were used in the April 14 elections will be audited. According to the schedule established by the institution, political organizations’ experts analyze a random sample of the machines as part of a procedure that is carried out after every election.

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Nicolás Maduro Stresses Venezuelan Democracy

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Caracas, Apr 12 (Prensa Latina) Socialist candidate Nicolás Maduro says that in Venezuela there is “a mobilized democracy” and a conscious people, that have taken on the election campaign as a way to heal the grief and pain over the death of President Hugo Chavez.

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Venezuela Denounces Opposition Plans to Ignore Elections

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Caracas, Apr 10 (Prensa Latina) The First Vice President of the Venezuelan United Socialist Party (PUSV), Diosdado Cabello, denounced opposition plans today to disregard the results of April 14 presidential election. The also president of the National Assembly said that the right-wing is becoming increasingly desperate as their election defeat approaches and are as a result moving on to another agenda.

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Venezuelan Armed Forces to Guarantee Secure Elections

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Caracas, Apr 4 (Prensa Latina) The Bolivarian National Armed Forces (FANB) will ensure security at Venezuela”s presidential election on April 14, through the deployment of 141,000 troops, officials said. Major General Wilmer Barrientos, head of the FANB Strategic Operational Command said that mobilization will begin on April 9, prioritizing sites with difficult access. The military, in coordination with the various police forces and the National Guard (GNB), will be present in 23 states and the Capital District, he said in statements to Venezolana de Television.

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Presidential Election Campaign Starts in Venezuela

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Caracas, Apr 2 (Prensa Latina) Candidates for Venezuela”s presidency, their top aides and the basis of their political groups today officially begin ten days of election campaign that will leave ready the stage for the vote of April 14. The candidate of the United Socialist Party of Venezuela and the forces gathered in the Great Patriotic Pole, Nicolás Maduro, starts the race in the state of Barinas, the birthplace of the late president Hugo Chavez.

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Venezuela Presidential Election Campaign Set to Begin

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Caracas, Apr 1 (Prensa Latina) Venezuela is on the verge of the campaign launch for the presidential elections scheduled on April 14, and candidates supported by various political organizations are taking their places. The focus is on two main candidates, Nicolas Maduro, of the Great Patriotic Pole and the opposition candidate, Henrique Capriles, representative of the so-called Democratic Unity Table (MUD).

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Massive Turnout at The Polls in Cuba

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Havana, Feb 3 (Prensa Latina) Despite a cold and persistent rain Cubans went out to vote early in the morning in the general elections that will define the makeup of the National People”s Power Assembly (Parliament). Prensa Latina news agency verified the opening of several electoral colleges, where there were long lines of people that wanted to be the first to cast their vote at 07:00, local time (12:00 GMT).

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Cuba Trains Authorities for General Elections

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Havana, Jan 16 (Prensa Latina) The members of polling stations and other authorities in charge of the February 3 general elections in Cuba are prioritizing their training for the polls, the National Electoral Commission (CEN) reported. According to Caridad Alvarez, spokesperson for that entity, the upcoming elections are different from those which occurred in late 2012. This time, voters will elect 14,537 councilors or delegates to the municipal assemblies of People’s Power, requiring specific training.