Roger Thayer Stone Center For Latin American Studies

Tulane University

Symposium: Venezuelan Elections

December 3rd, 2015
12:30 PM

Greenleaf Conference Room
100A Jones Hall

Please join us for a symposium with three Venezuela scholars as they discuss the upcoming legislative elections in Venezuela. Lunch will be served.

On December 6, Venezuelans will vote in an election that will mark a turning point, no matter what its outcome. Polls suggest that the opposition could take the National Assembly, marking the first time in fifteen years that the socialist party founded by late-President Hugo Chavez has lost its legislative majority. But if the government does better than expected, keeping control of the legislature, it will likely generate accusations of fraud and protests in the streets. The situation has been complicated further by the Venezuelan government‘€™s refusal to accept robust international observation. This symposium features three Venezuela scholars who will discuss current polling, electoral observations, and likely future scenarios.
Speakers include: Dr. Steven Ellner, Dr. Francisco Monaldi, Dr. David Smilde.
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For more information contact

South America + People
Raymond Taras
Professor - Political Science