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A new study questions the Venezuelan electoral system
23 February 2015 13:10

Doubts about the victory of Chavism in the 2004 presidential recall referendum, held in order to decide whether or not Hugo Chavez would remain in power, were the starting point for a study at Carlos III University in Madrid. The study indicates that there are irregularities which cast doubt on the fairness of the Venezuelan electoral system since the time of the referendum.

Manifestación de la Diada en Cataluña. / Jordi Payà
Secessionism in Catalonia went mainstream from 2012
15 October 2014 9:37

The Catalan independence movement became a mass phenomenon when the first large Diada (National Day of Catalonia) demonstration took place and CiU (Convergence and Union) committed to a referendum. Researchers from the Autonomous University of Barcelona have published an article in the journal ‘South European Society and Politics’on the causes of the rapid move of a substantial proportion of the Catalonian public towards the independence movement, which had previously enjoyed support only in minority sectors of the population.