2011 FDA Electoral Fairness Audit of Venezuela

Venezuela received an exceptional overall score of 85 percent for electoral fairness. This score means that Venezuela’s constitutional and legislative basis for democracy is exceptional, innovative, and progressive. The source of Venezuela’s highly democratic basis is its Constitution which puts significant emphasis on individual rights and societal plurality, cooperation, and respect. These core values extend consistently through Venezuela’s electoral laws. Further, as a source of innovation and fairness, the Venezuelan National Electoral Council has the power legally and financially to ensure a fair diffusion of electoral propaganda, and thereby prevent wealthy citizens, legal entities, candidates, and parties from dominating electoral discourse.

 

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