Venezuela’s Socialists Win Election Despite Declining Support

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While there is no evidence of fraud, an opposition boycott and declining government support drove abstention in Venezuela’s legislative elections to record levels, says Ricardo Vaz of Venezuelanalysis.com

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  • I was puzzled by the “declining support” claim, so I went over to the ven. site to see whether it was explained there. It wasn’t, as far as I could tell.

    It would be nice if someone would interrogate scary claims like that.

    I know that Paul is still trying to get this site stabilized, but, speaking for myself, the non-interactive broadcast format has too much “pearls before swine” flavor to be engaging for very long. Engagement is the sine-qua-non of politics, so politically-oriented sites that don’t foster engagement have a really hard row to hoe.