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Luis Tascon Gutierrez is a Venezuelan politician and member of the Venezuelan National Assembly. The son of Colombian-born parents, Tascon studied Electrical Engineering at the Universidad de los Andes in Merida, Venezuela. He was a member of the political party Desobediencia Popular (Popular Disobedience) of Merida from 1986 to 1992, and in 1998, founded the Fifth Republic Movement (MVR) chapter of the Tachira municipality, Independencia.
He has been a member of the National Assembly since 1999, and became regional director of the Tachira state MVR in 1999. Tascon 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 Chavez.
Tascon became part of a national scandal when he published on his website the signers of 2004 referendum to recall Venezuelan President Hugo Chavez, which became known as the Tascon 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.El Universal, 21 April 2005, Tascon: Alto jefe de Sumate vendio la lista por miles de dolares
Tascon: Alto jefe de Sumate vendio la lista por miles de dolares
Official Luis Tascon Website
Official Luis Tascon Official Webpage from the National Assembly
Official Results of the 2005 Parliamentary Election
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