Venezuela: Opposition to Hold Primaries

Both Oil Wars and Jorge Arena celebrate the decision by opposition group SUMATE to hold primaries to select a candidate to run against Chavez in the upcoming presidential elections. El Espacio de Lubrio, however, has concerns (ES) about an announcement that all votes will be burned immediately after they are counted. “If the CNE did this, wouldn't they be accused of fraud? Can these primaries be seen as trustworthy?”

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