what type of government is venezuela?
- Anonymous1 decade agoFavorite Answer
Venezuela, officially the Bolivarian Republic of Venezuela (Spanish: República Bolivariana de Venezuela) is a Democracy .
There are currently two major blocs of political parties: the leftist Fifth Republic Movement (MVR) and its major allies For Social Democracy (PODEMOS), Fatherland for All (PPT), and the Communist Party of Venezuela (PCV); and A New Era (UNT) together with its allied parties Project Venezuela, Justice First, Movement for Socialism (Venezuela) and others. Following the fall of Marcos Pérez Jiménez in 1958, Venezuelan politics was dominated by the center-right Christian democratic COPEI and the center-left social democratic Democratic Action (AD) parties; this two-party system was formalized by the puntofijismo arrangement. However, this system has been sidelined following the initial 1998 election of current president Hugo Chávez.
The voting age in Venezuela is 18 and older. Voting is not compulsory. Most of the political opposition boycotted the 2005 parliamentary election. Consequently, the MVR-led bloc secured all 167 seats in the National Assembly. Then, the MVR voted to dissolve itself in favor of joining the proposed United Socialist Party of Venezuela, while Chávez requested that MVR-allied parties merge themselves into it as well. The National Assembly has twice voted to grant Chávez the ability rule by decree in several broadly defined areas, once in 2000 and again in 2007. This is a power frequently granted to the executive in Venezuela, and was a characteristic of previous administrations as well.Source(s): www.wikipedia.com
- argusLv 51 decade ago
Hugo Chavez, Democratic Republic of Venezuela
- Anonymous1 decade ago
Venezuela is a democracy. Chavez is painted by the western world as a dictator but the fact still remains that he was elected and recently re-elected by very wide margins. His government would probably be considered left leaning or socialist
- 4 years ago
Venezuela has a communist government although they call it socialist. And it isn't even close to being a democracy since the elections are rigged mostly.
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- Anonymous1 decade ago
Hugo Chavez...twice democratically elected.
- Thomas BLv 51 decade ago
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- 1 decade ago
the type of goverment is whatever chavez says