On April 14, with the legacy of the late President Hugo Chávez on many minds, Venezuelans will cast their vote in a snap election for a new President. The choice facing each voter is between Acting President Nicolás Maduro, former Vice President and Chávez’s handpicked heir, and Henrique Capriles, Governor of the State of Miranda and the opposition candidate.
IFES' frequently asked questions (FAQs) on Elections in Venezuela: April 14 Presidential Elections describe the context in which the election is taking place and key aspects of various electoral processes and procedures such as:
- How is Venezuela organized politically?
- Who can vote?
- What does recent public opinion polling reveal?
- Does support for the Chavismo movement remain strong?
Download IFES’ FAQs on Elections in Venezuela: April 14 Presidential Elections.
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