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In April 2006 the Venezuelan government passed The Law of Communal Councils (consejo comunales) which empowers local citizens to form neighbourhood based elected councils that initiate and oversee local policies and projects towards community development. ... Venezuelas declared priorities in the international arena are: Respect for human rights; The right of all people to self-determination; Nonintervention in the internal affairs of other nations; Peaceful settlement of disputes between nations, including border disputes; The right of all people to peace and security; and Support for... The foreign policy of Hugo Chávez concerns the policy initiatives made towards other nations by the current President of Venezuela Chávez. ... This is the history of Venezuela. ... The Venezuelan War of Independence in 1811-1812 was Venezuelas first war for independence from Spanish colonial rule. ... 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Politics of Venezuela takes place in a framework of a presidential republic, whereby the President of Venezuela is both head of state and head of government, and of a pluriform multi-party system. Executive power is exercised by the President. Legislative power is vested in the National Assembly. The Constitution designates three additional branches of the federal government--the judicial, citizen, and electoral branches. The President of Venezuela (Spanish: Presidente de Venezuela) is the English political nomenclature that designates both the head of state and head of government of Venezuela. ... Hugo Rafael Chávez Frías (IPA: ) (born July 28, 1954) is the current President of Venezuela. ... The Cabinet of Hugo Chávez is the circle high level ministerial officials and appointees who coordinate the day to day management of the Venezuelan federal government in conjunction with the current President of Venezuela, Hugo Chávez. ... The National Assembly (Spanish Asamblea Nacional) is the current legislative branch of the Venezuelan government. ... Cilia Flores is (as of 2007) the president of the National Assembly of Venezuela. ... Political parties in Venezuela lists political parties in Venezuela. ... This article does not cite any references or sources. ... // Chávez extols the anti-imperialist aspects of Bolivarianism, which were first kindled during his college years, in an address to hundreds of thousands of chavistas along Caracass Avenida Bolívar on May 16, 2004. ... The Bolivarian Missions are a series of social justice, social welfare, anti-poverty, educational, electoral and military recruiting programs implemented under the administration of the current Venezuelan president Hugo Chávez. ... Hugo Chávez is a passionately disputed personality. ... Elections in Venezuela gives information on election and election results in Venezuela. ... Venezuela is divided into 23 states (estados), 1 Capital District (Distrito Capital) and the Federal Dependencies (Dependencias Federales de Ultramar) that consist of a large number of Venezuelan islands. ... Venezuelas states, capital district, and federal dependencies have been grouped into administrative regions since a 1969 decree on regionalization that institutionalized a process of region development. ... This does not cite its references or sources. ... Venezuelas declared priorities in the international arena are: Respect for human rights; The right of all people to self-determination; Nonintervention in the internal affairs of other nations; Peaceful settlement of disputes between nations, including border disputes; The right of all people to peace and security; and Support for... The foreign policy of Hugo Chávez concerns the policy initiatives made towards other nations by the current President of Venezuela Chávez. ... United States-Venezuela relations have traditionally been close, characterized by an important trade and investment relationship and cooperation in combating the production and transit of illegal narcotics. ... Israel-Venezuela relations have historically been strong. ... Since the Elections of Hugo Chavez in 1999. ... Information on politics by country is available for every country, including both de jure and de facto independent states, inhabited dependent territories, as well as areas of special sovereignty. ... A presidential system, also called a congressional system, is a system of government where the executive branch exists and presides (hence the term) separate from the legislature, to which it is not accountable, and which cannot in normal circumstances dismiss it. ... in particular, for the archaizing senses of republic, as a translation of politeia or res publica Forms of government Part of the Politics series Politics Portal This box:      A republic is a form of government maintained by a state or country whose sovereignty is based on consent of the governed... List of Presidents of Venezuela José Antonio Páez (1830-1835) José María Vargas (1835-1837) Carlos Soublette (1837-1839) José Antonio Páez (1839-1843) Carlos Soublette (1843-1847) José Tadeo Monagas (1847-1851) José Gregorio Monagas (1851-1855) José Tadeo Monagas (1855-1858) Julián Castro (1858... Head of state or Chief of state is the generic term for the individual or collective office that serves as the chief public representative of a monarchic or republican nation-state, federation, commonwealth or any other political state. ... The Head of Government is the chief officer of the executive branch of a government, often presiding over a cabinet. ... Under the doctrine of the separation of powers, the executive is the branch of a government charged with implementing, or executing, the law. ... A legislature is a governmental deliberative body with the power to adopt laws. ... The National Assembly (Spanish Asamblea Nacional) is the current legislative branch of the Venezuelan government. ...

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Overview

Current President Hugo Chávez was elected in December 1998 on a platform that called for the creation of a National Constituent Assembly in order to write a new Constitution. The political system described below is that defined by the 1999 Constitution, which was approved by popular referendum in 1999 and first came into force on 30 December 1999. Chavez was reelected in December 2006. Hugo Rafael Chávez Frías (IPA: ) (born July 28, 1954) is the current President of Venezuela. ... The National Constituent Assembly (French: Assemblée nationale constituante) was formed from the National Assembly on 9 July 1789, during the first stages of the French Revolution. ... is the 364th day of the year (365th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ...


Executive branch

Main office holders
Office Name Party Since
Venezuelan president Hugo Chávez Frias MVR 2 February 1999

The president is elected by a plurality vote with direct and universal suffrage. The term of office is six years, and a president may be re-elected to a single consecutive term. The president appoints the vice president. He decides the size and composition of the cabinet and makes appointments to it with the involvement of the National Assembly. Legislation can be initiated by the executive branch, the legislative branch (either a committee of the National Assembly or three members of the latter), the judicial branch, the citizen branch (ombudsman, public prosecutor, and controller general) or a public petition signed by no fewer than 0.1% of registered voters. The president can ask the National Assembly to reconsider portions of laws he finds objectionable, but a simple majority of the Assembly can override these objections. List of Presidents of Venezuela José Antonio Páez (1830-1835) José María Vargas (1835-1837) Carlos Soublette (1837-1839) José Antonio Páez (1839-1843) Carlos Soublette (1843-1847) José Tadeo Monagas (1847-1851) José Gregorio Monagas (1851-1855) José Tadeo Monagas (1855-1858) Julián Castro (1858... Hugo Rafael Chávez Frías (IPA: ) (born July 28, 1954) is the current President of Venezuela. ... The Fifth Republic Movement (Spanish: Movimiento V [Quinta] República, MVR) is a left-wing political party in Venezuela which was founded by Hugo Chávez, the current President of Venezuela. ... is the 33rd day of the year in the Gregorian calendar. ... President is a title held by many leaders of organizations, companies, trade unions, universities, and countries. ... The first-past-the-post electoral system is a voting system for single-member districts, variously called first-past-the-post (FPTP or FPP), winner-take-all, plurality voting, or relative majority. ... A vice president is an officer in government or business who is next in rank below a president. ... A cabinet is a body of high-ranking members of government, typically representing the executive branch. ... The National Assembly (Spanish Asamblea Nacional) is the current legislative branch of the Venezuelan government. ... Legislation (or statutory law) is law which has been promulgated (or enacted) by a legislature or other governing body. ... An ombudsman (English plural: ombudsmans or ombudsmen) is an official, usually (but not always) appointed by the government or by parliament, who is charged with representing the interests of the public by investigating and addressing complaints reported by individual citizens. ... In countries adopting the common law adversarial system or the civil law inquisitorial system, the prosecutor is the chief legal representative of the prosecution. ...


Legislative branch

The formerly bicameral Venezuelan legislature was transformed by the 1999 constitution into a Unicameral National Assembly or Asamblea Nacional. The National Assembly has 167 seats overall, and members are elected by popular vote to serve five-year terms, and may be re-elected for a maximum of two additional terms. These legislative agents are elected by a combination of party list and single member constituencies. Three Assembly seats are by law reserved for the indigenous peoples of Venezuela. National Assembly elections were last held on 30 July 2005. When the National Assembly is not in session, its delegated committee acts on matters relating to the executive and in oversight functions. In government, bicameralism is the practice of having two legislative or parliamentary chambers. ... The National Assembly (Spanish Asamblea Nacional) is the current legislative branch of the Venezuelan government. ... Chehel Sotouns Wall painting, that dates back to the Safavid era, depicts a Chaharshanbe Suri celebration. ... is the 211th day of the year (212th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 2005 (MMV) was a common year starting on Saturday (link displays full calendar) of the Gregorian calendar. ...


Judicial branch

The judicial branch is headed by the Supreme Tribunal of Justice, which may meet either in specialized chambers (of which there are six) or in plenary session. The justices are appointed by the National Assembly and serve 12-year terms. The judicial branch also consists of lower courts, including district courts, municipal courts, and courts of first instance. The Supreme Tribunal of Justice (Spanish: Tribunal Supremo de Justicia) is the highest court of law in the Bolivarian Republic of Venezuela and is the head of the judicial branch. ... A trial at the Old Bailey in London as drawn by Thomas Rowlandson and Augustus Pugin for Ackermanns Microcosm of London (1808-11). ...


Venezuela abolished the death penalty in 1863, making it the country where this practice has been outlawed the longest.[1][2] Capital punishment, or the death penalty, is the execution of a convicted criminal by the state as punishment for crimes known as capital crimes or capital offences. ...


Citizens branch

The citizens branch consists of three components — the prosecutor general ("fiscal general"), the "defender of the people" or ombudsman, and the controller general. The holders of these offices, in addition to fulfilling their specific functions, also act collectively as the "Republican Moral Council" to challenge before the Supreme Tribunal actions they believe are illegal, particularly those which violate the Constitution. The holders of the "citizen power" offices are selected for terms of 7 years by the National Assembly.


Political parties and 2006 presidential and 2005 parliamentary elections

For other political parties see List of political parties in Venezuela. An overview on elections and election results is included in Elections in Venezuela.

The National Electoral Council is responsible for organizing elections at all levels. Its members are also elected to seven-year terms by the National Assembly. A political party is a political organization subscribing to a certain ideology or formed around very special issues. ... Political parties in Venezuela lists political parties in Venezuela. ... An election is a decision making process whereby people vote for preferred political candidates or parties to act as representatives in government. ... Elections in Venezuela gives information on election and election results in Venezuela. ... The National Electoral Council (Spanish: Consejo Nacional Electoral), or CNE, is the institution in charge of all electoral processes that take place in Venezuela. ...


With 32,472 electoral tally sheets processed (98.29%), the 12 December 2006 partial report from the CNE showed the following results: is the 346th day of the year (347th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 2006 (MMVI) was a common year starting on Sunday (link displays full 2006 calendar) of the Gregorian calendar. ...

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Summary of the 3 December 2006 Venezuelan presidential election results
Candidates Votes %
Hugo Chávez 7,309,080 62.84%
Manuel Rosales 4,292,466 36.9%
Luis Reyes 4,807 0.04%
Venezuela Da Silva 3,980 0.03%
Carmelo Romano Pérez 3,735 0.03%
Alejandro Suárez 2,956 0.02%
Eudes Vera 2,806 0.02%
Carolina Contreras 2,169 0.01%
Pedro Aranguren 2,064 0.01%
José Tineo 1,502 0.01%
Yudith Salazar 1,355 0.01%
Ángel Yrigoyen 1,316 0.01%
Homer Rodríguez 1,123 0%
Isbelia León 793 0%
Total (Turnout 74.69 %) 11,790,397 100.0
Source: CNE[3]: null votes: 160,245 (1.35% of all votes)

Turnout: 11,729,158 voters (74.75% of the registered to vote), null votes: 159,377 (1.35% of all votes). The National Electoral Council (Spanish: Consejo Nacional Electoral), or CNE, is the institution in charge of all electoral processes that take place in Venezuela. ...


Source: CNE[3] The National Electoral Council (Spanish: Consejo Nacional Electoral), or CNE, is the institution in charge of all electoral processes that take place in Venezuela. ...

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Summary of the 4 December 2005 National Assembly of Venezuela election results
Parties Votes for List % Seats (From list and nominal)
Fifth Republic Movement (Movimiento V [Quinta] República) 2,041,293 60.0 116
For Social Democracy (Por la Democracia Social) 277,482 8.2 18
Fatherland for All (Patria para Todos) 197,459 6.8 10
Communist Party of Venezuela (Partido Comunista de Venezuela) 94,606 2.7 7
LAGO 61,789 1.8 2
Venezuelan People's Unity (Unidad Popular Venezolana) 46,232 1.4 1
Tupamaro 42,893 1.2 0
People's Electoral Movement (Movimiento Electoral del Pueblo) 38,690 1.1 1
Independents for National Community (Independientes por la Comunidad Nacional) 30,041 0.8 0
Everybody Wins Independent Movement (Movimiento Independiente Ganamos Todos) 25,710 0.8 1
MOBARE 200-4F (Mobare 200-4F) 22,995 0.7 0
Civil Militant Movement (Movimiento Cívico Militantes) 21,012 0.6 0
MIGENTE 20,482 0.6 2
Radical Cause (La Causa Radical) 18,960 0.6 0
Republic Movemnet (Movimiento Republicano) 18,601 0.5 0
Union for Human Rights (Union por Derechos Humanos) 18,208 0.5 0
An Only People (Un Solo Pueblo) 15,981 0.5 0
Justice First (Primero Justicia) 15,939 0.5 0
MSN 14,139 0.5 0
Emergent People (Gente Emergente) 12,924 0.4 0
Socialist League (Liga Socialista) 11,930 0.4 0
Free True Party (Partido Verdad Libre) 11,342 0.3 0
ASIS 10,515 0.3 0
United Movement of Indigenous Peoples (Movimiento Unido de Pueblos Indígenas) 10,493 0.3 1
UP 10,515 0.3 0
Movement for Socialism (Movimiento al Socialismo) 9,118 0.3 0
Independent Organized Front for Portuguesa (Frente Independiente Organizado por Portuguesa) 9,042 0.2 1
Labor Power (Poder Laboral) 8,272 0.2 0
Democratic Action (Acción Democrática) 8,000 0.2 0
National Active Democratic Organization (Organización Nacional Democrática Activa) 7,868 0.2 0
Agrofishery Action 7,843 0.2 0
People's Force (Fuerza Popular) 6,885 0.2 0
COPEI (Copei - Partido Social Cristiano de Venezuela) 6,730 0.2 0
MIPN 6,213 0.2 0
MIPZ 6,058 0.2 0
MIRAG 5,808 0.2 0
Project Venezuela (Proyecto Venezuela) 5,645 0.2 0
RZ2021 5,158 0.2 0
Patriotic Unity of Carabobo (Unidad Patriótica de Carabobo) 4,899 0.2 0
Break Through (Abre Brecha) 4,599 0.2 1
Total 3,398,567


(at 100 %) The National Assembly (Spanish Asamblea Nacional) is the current legislative branch of the Venezuelan government. ... The Fifth Republic Movement (Spanish: Movimiento V [Quinta] República, MVR) is a left-wing political party in Venezuela which was founded by Hugo Chávez, the current President of Venezuela. ... For Social Democracy (Por la Democracia Social) is a left-wing political party in Venezuela. ... Fatherland for Everybody (Patria por Todos ) is a political party in Venezuela. ... PCV logo Communist Party of Venezuela (in Spanish: Partido Comunista de Venezuela) a communist political party in Venezuela. ... The Peoples Electoral Movement (Movimiento Electoral del Pueblo) is a left-wing political party in Venezuela. ... The Everybody Wins Independent Movement (Movimiento Independiente Ganamos Todos, Migato) is a political party in Venezuela. ... The R Cause (La Causa R) is a political party in Venezuela. ... Primero Justicia Primero Justicia ( in English: Justice First) is a new political movement in Venezuela. ... The Movement toward Socialism (Spanish: Movimiento al Socialismo, or MAS) is a social-democratic political party in Venezuela. ... The Democratic Action(Acción Democrática or AD) is a Venezuelan social democratic political party. ... Copei - Social Christian Party of Venezuela (Copei, Partido Social Cristiano de Venezuela) is a political party in Venezuela. ... The Project Venezuela (Proyecto Venezuela) is a political party in Venezuela. ...

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Registered Voters 14,272,964 -
Votes Cast (% of registered voters) 3,604,741 25,26
Valid Votes (% of votes cast) 3,398,567 94.28
Invalid Votes (% of votes cast) 206,174 5.72
Abstention (% of registered voters) 10,668,223 74.74
Source regarding number of votes CNE site and seats from National Assembly's one.

The National Electoral Council (Spanish: Consejo Nacional Electoral), or CNE, is the institution in charge of all electoral processes that take place in Venezuela. ...

International organization participation

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The United Nations Economic Commission for Latin America and the Caribbean (UNECLAC or ECLAC) was established in 1948 (then as the UN Economic Commission for Latin America) to encourage economic cooperation among its member states. ... Possible meanings: Faro Airport (Portugal) Federation of Astrobiology Organizations Financial Aid Office Food and Agriculture Organization This page expands a three-character combination which might be any or all of: an abbreviation, an acronym, an initialism, a word in English, or a word in another language. ... The G-3 is a free trade agreement between Colombia, Mexico and Venezuela that came into effect on January 1, 1995, creating an extended market of 149 million consumers with a combined GDP of US$486. ... G15 countries. ... G24 countries. ... link titlelink titlelink titlelink titlelink title--210. ... 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  1. ^ Amnesty International USA. Abolitionist and Retentionist Countries. Retrieved 19 August 2006
  2. ^ The Death Penalty Worldwide. InfoPlease. Retrieved 19 August 2006.
  3. ^ a b Resultados Electorales. Consejo Nacional Electoral (2006-12-04). Retrieved on 2006-12-04.

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