Sunday, 10 May 2015

Parliamentary elections in Venezuela: it doesn't get shoddier than this

The head of the very Chavista National Electoral Council just said the parliamentary elections will take place some time in the last 3 months of 2015. It couldn't be fuzzier than that. The elections had to take place this year, they have to be announced 3 months in advance and the "primaries" of the different parties, obviously, had to take place before that. Last but not least, even the parliament of our big neighbour Brazil, had already warned Venezuela's government should set the date for the elections.

The CNE already "reduced" the population of six electoral districts where the opposition had the clear majority and increase more than expected population in very Chavista areas of the same states in order to reduce the amount of deputies the opposition could get and increase those of the regime. Gerrymandering as in 2010 is not enough anymore.

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