Most parties to withdraw from election over problem with secrecy

November 29, 2005

Accion Democratica has announced that it will withdraw its candidate
from the upcoming Assembly elections due to the security loopholes still
in place. Reportedly Primero Justicia will announce the same soon. Only
Nuevo Tiempo
, the party of Zulia Governor Manuel Rosales, who would win
easily in his state, may keep its candiadtes in the upcoming election
next Sunday. Two sources are confirming Primero Justicia is withdrawing.Proyecto Venezuela has also withdrawn. MAS has indicated
it will participate in the election. This evening, with half an hour to
go until the press conference of Primero Justicia to announce its
position, there are indications that they are now leaning towards participating again.

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