Venezuela’s Socialists Win Election Despite Declining Support


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


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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.