Venezuela: Mayoral elections to be held Dec. 8, 2013

Posted on November 11, 2013 • Filed under: Politics, Venezuela reported that the mayoral elections campaign has seen an increase in economic sabotage aimed at incapacitating the government of President Nicolas Maduro and, says Francisco Dominguez, presents a threat not unlike that faced decades ago by Salvador Allende in Chile. Mayoral elections are to be held in Venezuela on December 8. Every mayoralty will be contested and, as is the case in Venezuela’s vibrant democracy, both the right-wing coalition and Chavista candidates are busily campaigning up and down the country. These municipal elections take place in a very different context to recent elections in Venezuela – they will be the first held since the death of Hugo Chavez. They are also the first following the violent response of the right-wing opposition to the presidential election in April. Read Article

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