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NLG Delegation Observes Venezuelan Legislative Elections, Affirms Transparency of Democratic Electoral Process

December 7, 2015

CARACAS, Venezuela—The National Lawyers Guild (NLG) sent four members to accompany the National Assembly Elections in Venezuela that took place on December 6, 2015. Guild members collectively visited close to 30 polling centers on the day of the election in eight municipalities, where they observed hundreds of voters participate. The delegation found that there were no instances of fraud or serious irregularities, and overall voter satisfaction with the electoral process.

Volume 70, No. 1

NLG Review Volume 70, Number 1 includes the following articles:

Brief of Amicus Curiae in Shelby County, Alabama v. Eric H. Holder, Jr., Attorney General, et al. by David Gespass
Book Review: The New Jim Crow by Brett Degroff
Racism & Power: The Inaccessibility of Opportunity in the Educational
System in the United States by Neda N. Brisport
Right-To-Work Laws: History and Fightback by Jeanne Mirer
Inhuman Violence: Indiana’s Nineteenth Century View of Physical Punishment in Public Schools by David W. Frank

A Fully Transparent System—Investing in Democracy in Venezuela

As part of an eight-member delegation from the National Lawyers Guild, we spent the week leading up to the October 7 Venezuelan presidential election in Caracas, learning about the electoral system that Jimmy Carter has called “the best in the world.” On the day of the election, we observed it in action all over the country as part of a group of more than 220 international parliamentarians, election officials, academics, journalists, and judges.

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