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  Venezuelan presidential election, 1998 - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
A presidential election was held in the Republic of Venezuela on 6 December 1998.
In this election, Hugo Chávez was elected to his first term as President of Venezuela with the largest percentage of the popular vote (56.2%) in four decades.
Chávez registered 30% in polls taken in May 1998; by August he was registering 39%.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/Venezuelan_presidential_election,_1998   (277 words)

 Encyclopedia: Venezuela   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-22)
The Venezuelan president is elected by a popular vote, with direct and universal suffrage, and functions as both head of state and head of government.
Chávez was elected president in 1998 with 56% of the vote as part of a new political party, the Movement for the Fifth Republic.
A presidential election was held in the Bolivarian Republic of Venezuela on 30 July 2000.
www.nationmaster.com /encyclopedia/Venezuela   (9723 words)

 Hugo Chávez biography .ms   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-22)
It increased the presidential term of office to six years, while providing for a new procedure to recall a president and providing term limits to the president of two terms.
Election observers Jimmy Carter of the Carter Center and Organization of American States Secretary General César Gaviria endorsed the results of Venezuela's recall referendum.
In May 2004, Venezuelan state TV reported the capture of 126 Colombians accused of being paramilitaries, near properties belonging to Cuban exile Roberto Alonso, one of the leaders of the Venezuelan opposition group Bloque Democrático, and media magnate Gustavo Cisneros, a Cuban-Venezuelan Chávez opponent and one of the alleged architects of the 2002 coup.
hugo-chavez.biography.ms   (2658 words)

 Hugo Chavez Public Enemy # 1
Chávez won the presidential election on December 6, 1998 by the largest percent of voters (56.2%) in four decades, running on an anti-corruption and anti-poverty platform, and condemning the two major parties that had dominated Venezuelan politics since 1958 (see: Venezuelan presidential election, 1998).
Venezuelan President Hugo Chávez waves to cheering supporters from the balcony of the Presidential Palace in Caracas after the electoral commission announcement.
The family of a Venezuelan National Guard Captain arrested and accused of being implicated in the supposed paramilitary plot likewise denounced in the opposition press the possibility of a political persecution against those that would not share the Venezuelan revolutionary process.
hugochavez.blogspot.com   (2673 words)

 Freedom in the World 2003   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-22)
Venezuelan strongman Hugo Chavez successfully escaped his overthrow and imprisonment in a April 2002 coup attempt, and was returned to power as a result of the continued loyalty of key military garrisons around the country and significant sectors of the population.
In the 1998 presidential contest, Chavez's antiestablishment, anticorruption populism played well in a country whose political establishment was famous for its interlocking system of privilege and graft and whose elites considered politics their private preserve.
Despite Chavez's 21-point lead in the presidential contest, the July 2000 election marked a resurgence of political opposition that had been hamstrung in its efforts to contest his stripping of congress and the judiciary of their independence and power.
freedomhouse.org /research/freeworld/2003/countryratings/venezuela.htm   (1563 words)

 Elections in Venezuela   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-22)
An election is a process in which a vote is held to elect candidates to an office.
It is the mechanism by which a democracy fills elective offices in the legislature, and sometimes the executive and judiciary, and in which electorates choose local government officials.
See election for a more comprehensive discussion and the List of democracy and elections-related topics for an overview on related topics.
www.free-download-soft.com /info/fitness200-agdkm-htm.html   (172 words)

 Daily News - eluniversal.com
Research showed that 70% of Venezuelan voters agreed with this message, which helped the speaker, Claudio Fermin, to climb from 8% in national polls to 24% in the presidential election -- only 4% behind Rafael Caldera.
Providing Venezuelans with a half ownership of oil and gas resources, in a Permanent Trust Fund untouchable by the state, could solve its poverty problem in a few years.
The 2006 presidential election should be a referendum on who owns Venezuela.
english.eluniversal.com /2005/11/01/en_opi_art_01A625703.shtml   (402 words)

 IRI : Around The Globe   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-22)
IRI was invited to observe Venezuela`s Presidential elections by the National Electoral Council (CNE), which provided official credentials for all members of the delegation.
The second stage is election day, when the voters choose their preferred candidate in the secrecy of the voting booth.
The ballot used in the Presidential vote was relatively simple, but the experience of the November 8 elections suggests that the ballot itself should specify clearly the number of ovals that should be marked and the office being contested.
www.iri.org /pub.asp?id=3313104511   (1202 words)

 Wired News: E-Vote Rigging in Venezuela?
Election observers say the vote tallies are accurate, but opposition parties question the results.
Two American election observers, Curtis Reed and Steve Henley, a Democratic candidate running for supervisor of elections in Hillsborough County, Florida, were invited to Venezuela by the opposition parties and sent a letter to Capitol Hill describing what they saw.
Venezuelan law requires the military to guard ballots for a certain period of time after an election.
www.wired.com /news/evote/0,2645,64687,00.html?tw=wn_tophead_4   (1637 words)

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Elections were held for all the seats in the new National Assembly under the new Constitution of December 1999.
The July 2000 elections, the fourth national elections in two years, were called to "relegitimise" his mandate and elect governors of the 23 states, mayors of 334 municipalities and 165 members of a new unicameral National Assembly as well as seats in state legislatures and on city councils.
The elections were to have been held on 28 May 2000 but had been postponed by the Supreme Court on the grounds that the technical conditions were not in place to guarantee a fair and transparent contest.
www.ipu.org /parline-e/reports/2347.htm   (1052 words)

 CNN - Venezuelan elite wary of leftist election victory - November 9, 1998
But millions of Venezuelans, angered over declining living standards, were elated by Sunday's election results, which gave Chavez a major boost in his bid for the presidency in December 6 elections.
Venezuelans swamped polling stations to elect 189 lower house members, 48 senators, 23 governors and 391 state assembly members.
The election results were received joyously in the hillside slums ringing Caracas, but ominously in the plush tree-lined neighborhoods of the wealthy.
www.cnn.com /WORLD/americas/9811/09/venezuela.02   (898 words)

 NDI - National Democratic Institute for International Affairs
NDI seeks to help reduce this troubling polarization and to support democratic practices by working in partnership with Venezuelans to help their efforts to reform and modernize political parties and to organize independent election monitoring campaigns that can increase transparency and confidence in elections.
Many Venezuelan analysts argue that the current turmoil has its roots in the collapse of the nation's party system during the 1980s and 1990s.
In response to these challenges, NDI is working with reform-minded leaders of emerging and long-standing Venezuelan political parties across the democratic political spectrum to reach out to new sectors of society, more effectively present their policy platforms, and become more open and transparent.
www.ndi.org /worldwide/lac/venezuela/venezuela_pf.asp   (888 words)

 USATODAY.com - Doubts over touchscreen tech choice for Venezuela recall   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-22)
That didn't deter the Chavez-dominated Venezuelan Elections Council from choosing Smartmatic, a little-known Boca Raton, Fla.-based company, to provide similar technology — albeit with a printed record of each vote — for the referendum.
Elections would be held within 30 days to choose someone to serve out his term.
Chavez says the recall is an effort by a corrupt Venezuelan elite, backed by Washington, to end his leftist revolution on behalf of the poor.
www.usatoday.com /tech/world/2004-07-12-venezuela-evote_x.htm   (1093 words)

 List of election results - LearnThis.Info Enclyclopedia   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-22)
This is a list of election results from around the world.
There is also a list of political parties and a list of politics by country.
UK Regional and local elections (including Scotland, Northern Ireland and Wales)
encyclopedia.learnthis.info /l/li/list_of_election_results.html   (330 words)

 How Computers Can Steal Your Vote
Iowa: According to The Wall Street Journal, in the 2000 general election, an optical-scan machine in Allamakee County, Iowa, was fed 300 ballots and reported 4 million votes.
Election officials said the vanishing votes were the result of a faulty computer program.
County Elections Supervisor David Leahy said he was concerned because the computer did not raise any red flags; humans had to spot the error.
www.larouchepub.com /other/2004/book_reviews/3107blackbx_voting.html   (2429 words)

 CNN.com - World - Venezuelan political, economic questions follow re-election of Chavez - July 31, 2000
CARACAS, Venezuela -- Now that Venezuelan President Hugo Chavez has won re-election for another six-year term, observers wonder how he'll steer the world's third largest oil exporter toward a healthy economy while dealing with a much stronger opposition in the legislature.
Chavez's main opponent in Sunday's presidential election vowed that his struggle against Chavez's regime was far from over, while opposition leaders, long hopelessly fractured, suddenly spoke of a possible unified front in the legislature.
A close Arias aide, Yoel Acosta, said Arias was prepared to meet with leaders of Venezuela's more traditional opposition -- which all but collapsed when Chavez was elected in a December 1998 landslide -- to form a united front based on their opposition to Chavez.
archives.cnn.com /2000/WORLD/americas/07/31/venezuela.election   (775 words)

 OpinionJournal - Extra
In 1998, Hugo Chávez was elected president of Venezuela.
There was a subsequent referendum to approve a new constitution, and in 2000, another nationwide election for local, state and national offices, with Mr.
When local citizens or foreigners disapprove of a political decision made in free and fair elections, the only legitimate recourse is to honor the decision, cooperate whenever possible, and promote future leadership changes through democratic means.
www.opinionjournal.com /extra?id=110005518   (706 words)

 BBC NEWS | World | Americas | Profile: Hugo Chavez   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-22)
Hugo Chavez has seen his fortunes swing dramatically from success to failure and back again since his landslide victory in Venezuela's 1998 presidential election.
Only last July, the leftist leader's supporters were out celebrating his re-election in the streets of Caracas, but by April 2002 the whole country was embroiled in a general strike.
Unlike most of its neighbours, Venezuela had enjoyed an unbroken period of democratic government since 1958, but the two main parties which had alternated in power stood accused of presiding over a corrupt system and squandering the country's vast oil wealth.
news.bbc.co.uk /1/hi/world/americas/1925236.stm   (704 words)

 NTU Info Centre: 1998   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-22)
'''1998''' is a [[common year starting on Thursday]] of the [[Gregorian calendar]], and was designated the ''International Year of the Ocean''.
[[1995]] [[1996]] [[1997]] - [[1998]] - [[1999]] [[2000]] [[2001]] -
Presidential candidate]] and candidate for the [[United States Republican Party
www.nowtryus.com /article:1998?source=true   (2953 words)

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This is the fourth visit by the Center to discuss, observe, or advise the Chinese government on elections.
February 27: The Carters are joined by General Colin Powell and former Nigerian President Mahamane Ousmane as co-leaders of a 60-member delegation to observe the Nigerian presidential elections.
September 3: Carter calls for the Indonesian government to move swiftly to maintain order in East Timor, where armed pro-integration militias are terrorizing the populace in the wake of the August 30 balloting.
plainsgeorgia.org /page14.html   (1394 words)

 Post-Presidential Chronology of Jimmy and Rosalynn Carter
July 6: The Carter Center sponsors a study mission to the July 6 elections in Mexico to assess the implementation of recent electoral reforms, especially mechanisms for resolving post-electoral grievances.
Carter are joined by General Colin Powell and former Niger President Mahamane Ousmane as co-leaders of a 60-member joint Carter Center and National Democratic Institute of International Affairs delegation to observe the presidential elections in Nigeria.
February 11: Election observers from The Carter Center and the National Democratic Institute warn that Peru's election process does not yet meet international standards for democratic elections.
www.jimmycarterlibrary.org /documents/jec/postchro.phtml   (6267 words)

 Find in a Library: Venezuelan money and the presidential election : hearing before the Committee on Government Reform ...
Find in a Library: Venezuelan money and the presidential election : hearing before the Committee on Government Reform and Oversight, House of Representatives, One Hundred Fifth Congress, second session, April 30, 1998.
Venezuelan money and the presidential election : hearing before the Committee on Government Reform and Oversight, House of Representatives, One Hundred Fifth Congress, second session, April 30, 1998.
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worldcatlibraries.org /wcpa/ow/598607e19cfc4324a19afeb4da09e526.html   (115 words)

 Toward Freedom - Home   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-22)
Thousands gathered at the Summit of the Americas in Mar del Plata, Argentina on November 4th to protest the presence of George W. Bush and his free trade agenda.
Activists, along with Venezuelan President Hugo Chavez, vociferously rejected any U.S. free trade plans for the region as they believed such policies facilitate corporate exploitation.
The critical Presidential election of October 30 has been postponed due to technical and political unfeasibility, and that is only the tip of the iceberg.
www.towardfreedom.com /1998/nov98/thailand.htm   (3148 words)

 Open Directory - News: Online Archives: CNN.com: 2000: July: World: Americas   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-22)
Venezuelan political, economic questions follow re-election of Chavez - [CNN]
Venezuelan president wins six-year term amid huge voter turnout - [CNN]
Bitter race underscores Venezuelan presidential election - [CNN]
dmoz.org /News/Online_Archives/CNN.com/2000/July/World/Americas   (1418 words)

 PRAVDA.Ru - Russian news and analysis
The three attacks, which occurred yesterday almost simultaneously, took place at the Days Inn, Grand Hyatt and the Radisson SAS hotel, which was popular with many international tourists, including Israelis
According to a spokesman for the U.S. administration, the Azeri elections fell short of the international standards
There is still a lot of controversy over the results of parliamentary elections held in Azerbaijan last Sunday.
english.pravda.ru /allnews_en.html   (2045 words)

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