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Venezuelan parliamentary election, 2005 Results
Táchira, Deputy to the National Assembly Cir3
Candidates Votes  %
Luis Tascón 30,055 84%
Rosa Velazco 3,158 9%
Abstention: 119,300 74%
Total Registered voters: 161,659

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 Chávez.

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.[1]

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.


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