he Maduro regime has tried to delay holding regional elections, over fears that they will lose (El Politico).

TODAY VENEZUELA / Although the National Electoral Council of Venezuela (CNE) announced that regional elections would take place in the first quarter of 2017, the body has yet to announce the date for the elections. If they are not scheduled before the beginnig of February, there will be no elections in the period announced by the CNE.
According to the Venezuelan Constitution, the new governors were supposed to be elected in December of 2016, but the postponement could also affect the municipal elections that, by law, must be held this year.
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