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03 Dec 2018 | 08:16 AM UTC

Venezuela: Local elections scheduled December 9

Venezuela News Alert

Venezuela to hold municipal elections on December 9

TIMEFRAME expected from 11/29/2018, 12:30 AM until 12/10/2018, 12:29 AM (America/Caracas). COUNTRY/REGION Northern Venezuela

Event

Venezuela will hold municipal elections on Sunday, December 9. Voters will elect 2459 municipal councilors and their deputies. A heightened security presence is likely and protests and political demonstrations cannot be ruled out in the days before and on election day.

Context

Venezuela is experiencing a political and economic crisis that has resulted in shortages of food, medicine, gasoline, and other basic necessities, as well as extreme rates of violent crime and social unrest.

Advice

Individuals in Venezuela are advised to anticipate a heightened security presence, avoid public gatherings as a precaution, and refrain from discussing political topics in public. In general, persons in Venezuela are advised to strictly avoid all protests and political events and remain up-to-date on current sociopolitical developments.

 

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