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Luis Tascón Gutiérrez (Capacho, Táchira)
is a Venezuelan
politician and member of the Venezuelan National
Assembly. The son of Colombian-born parents, Tascón studied
Electrical Engineering at the Universidad de los Andes in Mérida,
Venezuela. He was a member of the political party Desobediencia
Popular (Popular Disobedience) of Mérida from 1986 to 1992,
and in 1998, founded the Fifth Republic Movement (MVR)
chapter of the Táchira municipality, Independencia.
He has been a member of the National Assembly since 1999, and
became regional director of the Táchira state MVR in 1999. Tascón
became a recognized public figures of the MVR after the events
of April 11, 2002, when he helped charge some of the suspects
in the Assembly with participation in the brief ousting of
Tascón became part of a national scandal when he published on
his website the signers of 2004 referendum to
recall Venezuelan President Hugo Chávez, which became known as the Tascón List.
Tascon said he posted the list in order to support the verification
of signatures. He later removed the list from his website, after
widespread accusations that it was being used to discriminate
against those who had signed the petition, noting that it was a
crime to "persecute" people for signing.
Luis Tascón was re-elected to the Venezuelan National Assembly
in the Venezuelan
parliamentary election of 2005, representing MVR and the Communist Party of
Venezuela of Táchira state. In 2007 he was expelled from the PSUV, and
subsequently formed the New Revolutionary Road party, which broadly
supports the Bolivarian Revolution.