The Venezuelan Socialists prepare the electoral mechanism – Prensa Latina

On the occasion of the eighth anniversary of the death of the revolutionary leader Hugo Chávez (1954-2013), the United Socialist Party of Revolutionaries held a special plenary session for its Fourth Congress the day before, during which they discussed the method of selecting candidates for the elections of governors and mayors.

Among other aspects, delegates at party appointments advocated gender parity and adequate representation of nominations for the upcoming elections.

Likewise, they proposed the mandatory nature of the training process for candidates for popularly elected office, with an emphasis on focusing training components on aspects such as ideology, ethics, historical moment analysis, and social responsibility.

Upon interfering in the plenary session of Congress, the President of Venezuela, Nicolás Maduro, requested the promotion of nominations with leadership among the grassroots, as well as the strengthening of the unity of political forces that make up the Great Patriotic Pole.

In this regard, the Head of State urged the allied parties of the United Socialist Party to join the mobilization structure of the main political organization of the South American country, in order to strengthen planning, monitoring and oversight of electoral participation.

Three months after the legislative elections, Venezuela is heading towards holding the so-called major elections in 2021, as a result of the various agreements emanating from the dialogue table established between the government and the various opposition parties.

The National Assembly (Parliament) this week, in its regular session, issued a law abolishing the regulation of the constitutional and legal terms of public authorities.

This decision paved the way for the call for new elections within 2021, with the aim of simultaneously electing 23 governors and 335 mayors of the South American country.

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In anticipation of the upcoming event, the Venezuelan president pledged the emergence of a new opposition with a nationalist and democratic character, in light of the retreat of the leadership of the traditional right, which adopts an extremist position.

On December 6, 2020, the PSUV and its allies of the Great Patriotic Pole won a landslide victory in the parliamentary elections, winning 256 seats out of the 277 seats contested.

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