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Revista de ciencia política (Santiago)

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SAGARZAZU, IÑAKI. Venezuela 2013: A country split in half. Rev. cienc. polít. (Santiago) [online]. 2014, vol.34, n.1, pp.315-328. ISSN 0718-090X.

This article studies the first year of chavismo without Hugo Chávez presence in Venezuelan politics. 2013 was not only marked by the death of the re-elected president Chavez, but also for how close the opposition was to winning the presidential election held to choose a new president. The results of this election set the pattern for the year's political life, which saw an increase in the level of confrontation between the two forces. After taking a look at the countries increasingly troubled economy and safety situation and at the December local elections, the article concludes analyzing the possibilities that open up with the upcoming electoral vacuum.

Keywords : chavismo; confrontation; elections; opposition; Venezuela.

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