VENEZUELA: How to Get a Quorum

After the first two days' returns in the November election showed the opposition Democratic Republican Union (U.R.D.) far in front, Dictator Marcos Pérez Jiménez brazenly ordered a "more correct" count. Last week he was able to announce that his official party had won a sweeping majority in the new constituent assembly. Only one electoral problem remained in the way of his expected election as President by the assembly next month, and the colonel dealt firmly with that.

So many seats, especially in Caracas, had been certified to the U.R.D. and COPEI opposition parties in the two days of free vote-counting...

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