From a report by US Communist observers on the recent Venezuelan election.
From the CPUSA’s Political Affairs 11.12.06
Rummel’s delegation of US Communists also met with representatives of the Communist Party of Venezuela (PCV), which endorsed Chávez for president. In Venezuela’s system of voting, voters select candidates by picture and by party symbol.
While more than two dozen political parties endorsed Chávez, PCV received more than 335,000 votes, making it the fourth largest party on the left. In the 2005 parliamentary elections, the PCV received only about 119,000.
Chávez’s party, the Fifth Republic Movement, won more than 4.5 million of the 7.2 million votes cast for Chávez.
Chávez won majorities in every state and the capitol district, including major opposition candidate Manuel Rosales’ home state of Zulia.