Nicolas Maduro's ruling Socialist party took a step to try to minimize the opposition's win in elections held this month. They installed a new grassroots assembly exactly in the same building as the national parliament.
With only hours left before the transition of power, outgoing President Cristina Fernandez de Kirchner and President-elect Mauricio Macri cannot come to terms on how the presidential handover will take place. To be sure, Argentina is facing much more serious problems that Macri will have to confront immediately upon taking office.
Venezuelans woke up to a different reality on Monday. The opposition, Mesa de Unidad Democratica, won the most seats in legislative elections with 99 seats and the ruling PSUV with 46 seats.
Latin American leaders are eyeing worryingly as Venezuelans go to the polls this weekend. Their trepidation stems from the fact that some think that the parliamentary election vote may ignite a powder keg in the country instead of mollifying it.
Venezuela is headed toward a decisive election this weekend. For the first time in more than a decade, Chavismo is in danger of losing its majority in legislative elections on Sunday. The assembly has been dominated by first Hugo Chavez and then Nicolas Maduro's Chavista party members for more than a decade. They solidified their grip on power in 2010, by securing 99 of the 165 legislative seats, they passed reforms benefiting the party during the last legislative election.
Argentina danced and sung Sunday evening and woke up to a new political reality on Monday. Kirchenerismo is gone and Mauricio Macri, the center-right politician is the new president-elect of Argentina. He is the first president-elect in Argentina to not have a political ideology called Peronism or Radicalism. The two most dominant political movements of the 20th century in Argentina, since the country returned to democratic rule in 1983, according to many political scientists.
Venezuelans go to the polls in about three weeks, in doing so they will decide in these legislative elections for or against Chavismo and the future of the 2-year old presidency of Nicolas Maduro. Some polls suggest that for the first time in 16 years, Chavismo may lose its majority in the legislative body. And therefore, Nicolas Maduro may be in danger of losing power.
Argentina's Presidential election this Sunday will be a choice between the last 12 years of Kirchnerism or a rejection of the Kirchner legacy. The two candidates, the Cristina Fernandez de Kirchner's hand-picked successor Daniel Scioli and Mauricio Macri, the center-right mayor of Buenos Aires.
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The superhero movie "Deadpool" has crushed box-office records despite the restricted rating (Rated R) given to the film.
This was the first time in their 52 years in the industry to reveal three cover girls.