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Venezuela’s Primary Elections: What To Expect?

February 02, 2012 // 9:00am11:00am
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On Sunday, February 12, 2012, Venezuela held a primary election aimed at defining a single candidate to oppose President Hugo Chávez in presidential elections scheduled for October 7.  Venezuela’s fractious opposition has come together in the Mesa de Unidad Democrática (Democratic Unity Table, or MUD) to enhance its chances of unseating Chávez, who faces unprecedented economic, security, and health challenges.  Opposition candidates contending in the primary include current front-runner Henrique Capriles Radonski, governor of the state of Miranda (Primero Justicia; Capriles was endorsed last week by Leopoldo López, former mayor of Chacao, following his withdrawal from the race); Pablo Pérez, governor of Zulia state (Un Nuevo Tiempo); and Congresswoman María Corina Machado (former director of the civic organization Súmate).


Watch an interview to Luis Vicente León and William Luers here

 

 

Location: 
5th Floor, Woodrow Wilson Center
 
Event Speakers List: 
  • Professor at Central University of Venezuela and Director, Social Science Laboratory (LACSO) Caracas, Venezuela
  • William Luers // Former Public Policy Scholar
    Adjunct Professor at The School of International and Public Affairs, Columbia University
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