Venezuela's opposition coalition to run candidates on same ballot card
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Venezuela's opposition coalition to run candidates on same ballot card

Venezuela’s opposition coalition will list candidates on a single ballot card in parliamentary elections, signaling a commitment to unity.

The Dec. 6 election is the opposition’s best chance in years to win a legislative majority against the ruling socialist party.

Opposition coalition spokesman Jesus Torrealba said late Wednesday that the 29-party coalition would pursue a single strategy and run all candidates together on the same ballot card.

Coalition leaders are counting on the dissatisfaction that sent young people into the streets in 2014 to help them win at the polls. They hope to mount a recall against President Nicolas Maduro, but interparty squabbling has sometimes handicapped that effort.

The government in recent days has disqualified several opposition candidates from holding office for reasons that remain unclear.

Associated Press

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