Created: 06 December 2005
The people of Venezuela have gone to the polls 11 times in seven years. Almost a superfluity of democracy, some might think, and signs of electoral fatigue could be detected in Sunday's elections for the National Assembly when only 30% of the electorate bothered to vote. The rest perceived the result as a foregone conclusion since in earlier elections President Hugo ChÃ¡vez, or the candidates he backed, had stacked up substantial majorities. Sunday's poll followed the trend, and the ChÃ¡vez list wiped the board.
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