Barinas: the Supreme Court of Justice of Venezuela orders the repetition of the elections in the home state of Hugo Chávez

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Barinas is one of the bastions of Chavismo.

There will be a repetition of the regional elections in the state of Barinas, birthplace of the late Venezuelan President Hugo Chávez.

This was announced on Monday by the Supreme Court of Justice (TSJ) of Venezuela, which set the January 9, 2022 for the electoral repetition after the elections of last November 21 threw a tight result between Argenis Chavez, brother of the late president and current state governor, and the opponent Freddy Superlano.

This same Monday, the Electoral Chamber of the Supreme Court had ordered the suspension of “the count, the adjudication and the proclamation of the new governor of Barinas,” a decision that increased uncertainty and complaints on social networks.

The reason for the suspension, according to a statement from the Supreme Court, was a constitutional protection action filed by the politician Adolfo Ramón Superlano [no relacionado con Freddy Superlano], considered a dissident of the opposition, “for the alleged violation of the constitutional rights to participation and suffrage” provided for in the Magna Carta and in view of “the climate of tension between the political militancies.”