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President of Venezuela head of state and head of government of Venezuela

The President of Venezuela, officially known as the President of the Bolivarian Republic of Venezuela is the head of state and head of government in Venezuela's presidential system. The president leads the National Executive of the Venezuelan government and is the commander-in-chief of the National Bolivarian Armed Forces. Presidential terms were set at six years in with the adoption of the 1999 constitution, and re-election has been unlimited since 2009.

Rómulo Gallegos Venezuelan president and writer

Rómulo Ángel del Monte Carmelo Gallegos Freire was a Venezuelan novelist and politician. For a period of some nine months during 1948, he was the first cleanly elected president in his country's history.



Adita Riera is a Venezuelan actress, announcer, and model. She starred in several soap operas for Venevisión, the first being Lucecita with Humberto Garcia.


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Elections in Venezuela

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Rafael Urdaneta Venezuelan General

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Carlos Delgado Chalbaud President of Venezuela

Carlos Román Delgado Chalbaud Gómez was a Venezuelan career military officer. He was the President of Venezuela from 1948 to 1950 as leader of a military junta. In 1945, he was one of the high-ranking officers who brought to power the Democratic Action party by a coup d'état. In 1948, as a Minister of Defence, he led another military coup and lingered as the President until his assassination in Caracas.

Germán Suárez Flamerich Venezuelan politician

Germán Suárez Flamerich was the 50th President of Venezuela from 1950 to 1952. Flamerich was a lawyer, college professor, diplomat, and politician. He was president of the Government Junta from 1950 to 1952, after the assassination of Carlos Delgado Chalbaud.

Edgar Sanabria President of Venezuela

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Andrés Eloy Blanco Venezuelan politician and poet

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First Republic of Venezuela first independent government of Venezuela

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History of Venezuela aspect of history

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The 1948 Venezuelan coup d'état took place on 24 November 1948, when Carlos Delgado Chalbaud, Marcos Pérez Jiménez and Luis Felipe Llovera Páez overthrew the elected president, Rómulo Gallegos, who had been elected in the 1947 Venezuelan general election and taken office in February 1948.

Constitutional Assembly elections were held in Venezuela on 30 November 1952. After its election, the Assembly would nominate a provisional president and then draft a new constitution. Although taking place under military dictatorship, with the main opposition party banned, the election was fair enough to permit early results showing an unexpected defeat for the ruling military junta as the Democratic Republican Union won 62.8% of the vote. The junta blocked the final results from being published and installed General Marcos Pérez Jiménez as Provisional President, an outcome confirmed by the Constitutional Assembly, which the opposition parties boycotted.

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Supreme Junta organization

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