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Municipal elections in Venezuela most probably will confirm deeply divided country

Saturday, December 7th 2013 - 20:30 UTC
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Venezuelan President Nicolas Maduro says that winning Sunday's municipal elections is essential for continuing the country's socialist revolution and honoring the legacy of the late Hugo Chavez. For opposition leader Henrique Capriles Radonski, the vote is seen as a referendum on Maduro's economic policies, which he says are destroying the country. Read full article


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  • Brasileiro

    Comment removed by the editor.

    Dec 07th, 2013 - 09:01 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • Anglotino

    And people think Venezuela is a functioning democracy.

    There's more to a democracy than just letting people tick a box.

    Dec 07th, 2013 - 09:26 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • Be serious

    Good way to unite the err.... people.

    Dec 08th, 2013 - 08:47 am - Link - Report abuse 0
  • Conqueror

    KILL the “little birdie”!

    Dec 08th, 2013 - 10:29 am - Link - Report abuse 0
  • Captain Poppy Brasileiro is not getting too far with his comments these days.

    #4 How about the Perch the little birdie sits on?

    This should be an interesting result to see if he can actually change the results and is not how will the powers that be react? Do you suppose the bus driver sleeps with BOTH eyes open? Such a tragedy to see such an oil rich nation overwhelmed by such poverty.

    Dec 08th, 2013 - 01:40 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • Gordo1

    Interesting! Ha Ha Ha!

    Dec 08th, 2013 - 02:49 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • Klingon

    Headline should read: Municipal elections in Venezuela most probably will confirm how stupid Venezuelans really are.
    Anyone who votes for this chump doesn't deserve any bread or toilet paper.

    Dec 08th, 2013 - 11:23 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • Heisenbergcontext

    @7 Klingon

    I thought you were being a little harsh, but Maduro's approval rating actually INCREASED after the 'great T.V./ sneaker revolution'. And the government's socialist allies have done better in this weekends elections.

    Go figure.

    Dec 09th, 2013 - 01:01 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • Welsh Wizard

    @8 When your choice is a little of something or nothing what would you go for. Poor people in this situation can't see the benefits of having an economically sensible government in power for 20 years because they are having to live for the next day. Can't really blame them

    Dec 09th, 2013 - 02:16 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • Heisenbergcontext


    As good an explanation as any I can think of. But I still scratch my head over Venezuelan sensibilities. The security situation alone, with many people hiring bodyguards to ward off kidnappings, would make me desperate for a change.

    Perhaps it represents a lack of imagination on my part, but I honestly don't know how the people can stand it. The government is now taking a leaf out of the P.R.C.'s playbook and blocking websites that provide info on exchange rates. It's a shame we don't any have any Venezuelan posters on MP.

    Dec 09th, 2013 - 03:09 pm - Link - Report abuse 0

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