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A range of possible results in Venezuela's Sunday legislative election

Saturday, December 5th 2015 - 07:10 UTC
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By David Rosnick (*) A new paper from the Center for Economic and Policy Research (CEPR) finds that there may be a significant disparity between the popular vote and legislative seats claimed by parties in Venezuela’s December 6 National Assembly elections. Read full article


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  • ChrisR

    We shall see what Maduro does when he loses.

    Blood in the gutters is my guess.

    Dec 05th, 2015 - 05:10 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • ilsen

    Mark Weisbrot... the legendary champagne-socialist, comfortable arm-chair socialist 'renegade' commentator?
    Former advocate, vociferous cheer-leader and massive supporter of Chavez, in the early years. He went very quiet on the subject a few years back when the dream began to unravel.
    Just 'Google' Mark Weisbrot / The Guardian to see the timeline of his 'support' quietly dropping away over the 15 years of so-called 'revolution'.
    Now he is back, subtly excusing away the gerrymandering of many districts.

    The above article gives us ONE paragraph, on ONE possible interpretation, of which the original author, David Rosnick, says there are many.
    Unfortunately, all else is totally overwritten by his own boss.

    Smacks of Chavismo, no?

    I have much more to contribute, regarding reports of Madurro's possible violent response to a MUD win in the AN; His family's exit planned exit routes and many other dodgy stuff they are up to.
    I need to do some work now, but if anyone is interested, 'bump' this thread, and I will report back around 02:00 GMT

    Dec 05th, 2015 - 05:27 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • Aureliano

    Ahh, the last day of this pathetic dictator, it will be fun to see him lose tomorrow.

    Dec 05th, 2015 - 05:49 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • ElaineB

    @2 Please go on.

    Dec 05th, 2015 - 06:40 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • Bisley

    One would have to assume from Venezuela's recent history that those who count the votes, rather than voters, will determine the winners, and the present regime will remain in power until they are forcibly removed.

    Dec 05th, 2015 - 07:02 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • ChrisR

    @ 2 Ilsen

    I am very interested in what you have to say.

    @ 5 Bisley

    I imagine it will end in blood. MADuro will not give in, he has too much to lose.

    Dec 05th, 2015 - 08:57 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • Demantoid Garnet

    @5 Bisley

    Agreed. I believe it was Stalin who once said, “Those who vote decide nothing. Those who count the votes decide everything.”

    Dec 05th, 2015 - 11:11 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • Troy Tempest

    @5 and @7

    Quite right!

    Waiting to hear more.

    IF... Maduro is planning an exit - what is it that he fears? Are the military not going to back him as he planned?


    Dec 05th, 2015 - 11:28 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • ilsen

    Now, I know some of you don’t like to ‘click’ links, so I will provide what (paraphrased) info I can within the text allowance permitted. I can post sources later.
    “Is Mrs. Maduro Preparing for Her Husband’s Exile? As Elections Near, Venezuelan First Lady Packs for “English Lessons” Abroad” - NOVEMBER 9, 2015
    Maduro’s announcement on November 3 went unnoticed: First Lady Cilia Flores, who is also known as the “first combatant,” would travel to the Caribbean island of Saint Vincent and the Grenadines to study English. Doña Cilia, who is RUNNING FOR CONGRESS, who hosts a weekly TV show on Sundays … (and is a lover of Chanel purses, not exactly a product available for the 'beloved grass-roots activists'), will fly to the Caribbean to improve her English….
    According to Venezuelan diplomatic staff in Saint Vincent, Maduro’s last delegation to visit the island included three airplanes at full capacity carrying ONLY TWO Chavista Governors, yet also their families, and enough food to feed them for three days.
    A moveable, state-funded feast, one might say.
    Surely she could sign up for an online English course?
    Meanwhile, let's investigate his sisters and their co-horts , who very recently flew to Argentina & met with Queen Kristina, in an UNDOCUMENTED VISIT. (No Customs/Immigration, in or out – military area of (domestic) Jorge Newbery airport, near Olivios, CFK’s residence). Only six passengers on this international flight.

    María Adelaida (Maduro), who works at the Public Defender Service.
    María Teresa Maduro Moros, works for the Venezuelan Institute of Social Security.
    The sisters did not travel alone:
    Ricarda del Carmen Briceño, works at INCES, the Institute for Socialist Training and Education, an entity that forms a part of the Ministry of People’s Power for Social Work Process.
    Luz Antolinez de Gomez is ‘off the grid’ having no record of social security since 2012.
    Of Colmenares Hernández & Luz María Hernández, little is known…

    Dec 06th, 2015 - 03:07 am - Link - Report abuse 0
  • Troy Tempest

    Please continue

    Dec 06th, 2015 - 05:46 am - Link - Report abuse 0
  • redp0ll

    Really interesting Ilsen. Re the Argentina visit, who is planning an escape route for whom?

    Dec 06th, 2015 - 11:56 am - Link - Report abuse 0
  • Conqueror

    Let's remember Charles I of England who stepped out of Westminster Hall on to the gallows, knelt down, placed his neck on the block and submitted to having his head struck off. Compare to MadUrine being dragged out, screaming, to where the people can watch him receiving a bullet in the back of the skull. How about the muzzle of a gun being placed between his eyes, where he can watch the finger tightening? Ding, ding, bus driver at fault!

    Dec 06th, 2015 - 01:22 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • Skip

    Jeezus dude, stop drinking so much.

    Dec 06th, 2015 - 08:34 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • ElaineB

    The tide has changed in Venezuela.

    Dec 07th, 2015 - 07:16 am - Link - Report abuse 0
  • Captain Poppy

    Peronist ousted from the executive office and congress in Argentina, The Bus Driver is no longer driving the bus in Venezuela, Brazil on the verge of ousting Dilma. It's more than a tide change.

    Where the hell is little Stevie??!!?? Oh yeah, under under one of his many pseudonyms.

    Dec 08th, 2015 - 03:13 am - Link - Report abuse 0

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