BBC: Venezuela opposition leader quits as coalition rift widens
Venezuela’s opposition has taken a hit after one of its leading members announced he was leaving the coalition.
Henrique Capriles, an ex-presidential candidate, said the move was in protest at the decision by four newly elected opposition governors to pledge allegiance to the constituent assembly.
The Roundtable for Democracy (MUD) regards the assembly as illegitimate.
Well, that was faster than expected.
Four elected opposition governors caved in to the ANC yesterday, making everyone with common sense, a memory, and the ability to feel shame, look foolish.
My first inkling that the oppo was going off the rails was when Caracas Chronicles had a bunch of articles of the “Is Trump like Chavez or Maduro?” CC main editor Francisco Toro had a similar aticle in the WaPo.
Soon after the November election, MUD spokesman Jesus Torrealba also compared Trump to Chavez. You know, like, both led military coups against democratically elected governments, right? Like both praised tyrants like Castro, Mugabe, Gadaffi, Lukashenko, right?
In fairness to the oppo, the government had placed them in a “damned if you do, damned if you don’t” position with regard to the recent elections for state governors.
I am throwing up my hands.