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The Government and Political System in Venezuela

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The Venezuelan government is run according to the constitution framed in 1999 and has been successfully running the country through all odds. The government is elected for a period of 5 years. The president is the republican head of Venezuela who serves a period of six years. The Venezuela government is a coalition government formed by the parties Democratic Action Party and the Social Christian Party.

Like other government of a democratic state, the government of Venezuela has three wings- the legislature, the executive, and the judiciary. There are 23 states, 11 island groups and a federal district together comprise the country of Venezuela. The Venezuela legislature is bicameral consisting of a Chamber of Deputies and a Senate. Its members should be age 30 and should be a Venezuelan national to be a part of the country’s legislature. Ballot system is used to elect the officials. The executive is led by the president and represents the state. The president must be a national of Venezuela and should not be less than thirty years of age. He serves for a period of five years and can also be reelected for a second term. The judiciary does not share an equal status with the legislature. There is no national or state court in Venezuela.

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