Elections in Venezuela: October 7 Presidential Elections

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4 Oct 2012

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Venezuela's October 7 presidential election will see President Hugo Rafael Chávez Frias – who has survived a short-lived coup d'état, general labor strikes and resilient, albeit splintered, domestic and foreign opposition – contest for his seat against six other candidates, including his chief contender, Governor Henrique Capriles Radonski. A moderate, Radonski's perceived dynamism and youth have attracted many undecided voters.

To better understand the backdrop of these historic elections, IFES has put together a series of frequently asked questions (FAQs). Among the topics explored in Elections in Venezuela: October 7 Presidential Elections are:

  • Who are the major candidates running for president?
  • How is election administration structured in Venezuela?
  • What are the guidelines for electoral observation?

Download IFES' FAQ on Elections in Venezuela: October 7 Presidential Elections in English.

Descarge el informe de IFES sobre las elecciones en Venezuela en español.

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