Venezuela: Deepening Democracy through Local Self-governance

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19th August 2013

venezuela communeA mass grassroots electoral operation is being organised to elect spokespeople for communal councils and twenty new communes in Venezuela’s capital, Caracas.

The operation has drawn national media attention as these will be the first communal elections to use the National Electoral Council’s (CNE) electronic voting system.

The director of the CNE’s Office for Citizen Participation, Joen Keiler Jimenez, explained to the media last Monday that while the CNE is providing equipment and technical support, “it is the communal councils, through their own electoral commissions, that carry out the elections”.

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About Oso Sabio

Independent author and poet writing about the Rojava Revolution, the autonomous Zapatista communities in Chiapas, and other examples of libertarian socialist and anti-capitalist resistance. Catch me on Twitter at @ososabiouk. Also known as Ed Sykes and Marcos Villa.
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