Can Venezuela’s Elections be Clean & Fair?

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On December 6th, Venezuelans will go to the polls to elect a new National Assembly at a pivotal moment in the country’s history. This election is important not only for Venezuela, but for the rest of Latin America and the Caribbean as well. With 64% of voters distrusting the electoral authorities, the question of transparency and fairness will be paramount.

The International Institute for Democracy and Electoral Assistance (International IDEA) and the Universidad Católica Andrés Bello (UCAB) join the Dialogue, the Woodrow Wilson Center’s Latin America Program, and Brookings Institution’s Latin America Initiative for a presentation of their latest collaborative report, the result of a recent assessment mission by ten experts — five international and five Venezuelan. The report analyzes both the technical aspects of Venezuela’s electoral system and the broader context of this election, including the implications for Venezuelan democracy and for regional and global responses to challenges to democratic governance in Latin America.

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Benigno Alarcón

Cynthia Arnson

Universidad Católica Andrés Bello Latin American Program, Wilson Center

Torquato Jardim

Harold Trinkunas

International IDEA-UCAB mission in Venezuela Latin America Initiative, Brookings Institution



Kevin Casas-Zamora

Daniel Zovatto

Inter-American Dialogue International IDEA

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