I have been saying that the results of the upcoming Venezuelan election scheduled for December 6 have already been cast. I don’t have any special fortunetelling powers – it’s simply a matter of reading Maduro’s own words.
Independent polling companies in Venezuela are reporting that if the Dec. 6 national assembly elections are fair, Nicolás Maduro’s United Socialist Party of Venezuela (PSUV) is likely to take a beating.
President Maduro announced last month that no matter the outcome, the PSUV will not relinquish power. He also said he plans to win. No wonder since Venezuela has not held a fair election in at least a dozen years and it’s not likely that this one will be different.
Cue the outrage from the Organization of American States, though why now and what took so long it hasn’t said.
Mary O’Grady goes on to discuss,
On Tuesday OAS Secretary General Luis Almagro sent an 18-page letter to Tibisay Lucena, president of Venezuela’s electoral council, sharply criticizing the country’s decision not to allow an OAS observer mission for the election. He also outlined numerous transgressions committed by the government against democratic norms in the lead up to the vote.
The OAS for a very long time, however, has been rubber-stamping chavismo’s criminality. Good luck with any strongly-worded letters (no matter how many pages’ long) coming out of the OAS, then. (Related: “By hook or by crook”. Venezuela’s regime is in a scared and ugly mood)
At the blogs: The “Como Sea”, explained.