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Venezuela Regional Elections

Post by Sertorio » Mon Nov 22, 2021 3:21 am

Venezuela's ruling party, allies claim landslide win in regional vote
https://www.presstv.ir/Detail/2021/11/2 ... uro-Guaido

Venezuelan President Nicolas Maduro’s ruling socialist party has claimed sweeping victory in the country’s first elections to include top opposition parties in nearly four years.

Maduro’s leftist ruling party won 20 of the 23 gubernatorial offices and the mayorship of the capital Caracas, the National Electoral Council (CNE) announced on Monday.

The opposition parties, ending their three-year boycott of regional elections, walked away with the remaining three posts, it added.

The voter turnout was around 41.8%, according to an initial announcement by the electoral council.

“We have the whole map already, clear and drawn,” Maduro in a speech early Monday, calling his party “a determining force in the history of this beautiful country called Venezuela.”

He said "good wins must be celebrated”, hailing his party’s clean sweep as “impressive”.

“This process … was about reconnecting with the country, walking the streets of each neighborhood of Caracas and telling the people: WE ARE HERE,” tweeted Tomás Guanipa, who ended up in third place for mayor in a Caracas municipality, won by a pro-government candidate. “But the reality is that the country spoke and spoke loudly, through abstention.”

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The opposition chose to join the democratic exercise this time, abandoning their three-year boycott, with a hope of making a strong comeback and to bolster their base ahead of the 2014 presidential vote.

According to experts, the opposition’s lackluster performance in Sunday’s vote could hurt its ability to contest the next presidential election.

Opposition leader and former presidential candidate Henrique Capriles, who led the opposition campaign, in a Twitter post said an assessment will be made once all the results are announced.

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Capriles accused the authorities of fraud, saying the government “ordered the CNE (electoral body) not to close the polling stations when there were no voters... They are going to put votes that do not exist.”

He made the claims as the elections were being closely monitored by international observers.

Over 130 international observers were present, mainly from the European Union (EU). The EU mission is expected to release its report on the elections on Tuesday.


The head of the mission, Isabel Santos, was earlier quoted as saying that the elections were proceeding "calmly.”

Importantly, Maduro earlier said the EU has no authority to give a "verdict" on the process of the vote.

"All international escorts must respect the laws of Venezuela, and must strictly respect the regulations of the electoral power that invited them," he said on the eve of the elections.

The Venezuelan leader has also repeatedly accused the United States of “interventionism.”

The US has imposed several rounds of crippling sanctions against the country in a bid to oust Maduro and replace him with opposition figure Juan Guaido, who is loyal to Washington.

US poinstman for western hemisphere affairs, Brian Nichols, said last week that Washington has no plan to withdraw its support for Guaido.

Guaido did not vote in Sunday’s elections, accusing the government of controlling the electoral authority.
It would seem that Nicolas Maduro has succeeded in retaining the support of the majority of the people in Venezuela...And while most of the opposition decided to participate, the US stooge, Juan Guaido, preferred to avoid an electoral humiliation...

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Re: Venezuela Regional Elections

Post by Doc » Mon Nov 22, 2021 10:47 am

Sertorio wrote:
Mon Nov 22, 2021 3:21 am
Venezuela's ruling party, allies claim landslide win in regional vote
https://www.presstv.ir/Detail/2021/11/2 ... uro-Guaido

Venezuelan President Nicolas Maduro’s ruling socialist party has claimed sweeping victory in the country’s first elections to include top opposition parties in nearly four years.

Is it somehow surprising the Maduro won an election? The only surprising thing is that he did not get 99.8 % of the vote.

Maduro’s leftist ruling party won 20 of the 23 gubernatorial offices and the mayorship of the capital Caracas, the National Electoral Council (CNE) announced on Monday.

The opposition parties, ending their three-year boycott of regional elections, walked away with the remaining three posts, it added.

The voter turnout was around 41.8%, according to an initial announcement by the electoral council.

“We have the whole map already, clear and drawn,” Maduro in a speech early Monday, calling his party “a determining force in the history of this beautiful country called Venezuela.”

He said "good wins must be celebrated”, hailing his party’s clean sweep as “impressive”.

“This process … was about reconnecting with the country, walking the streets of each neighborhood of Caracas and telling the people: WE ARE HERE,” tweeted Tomás Guanipa, who ended up in third place for mayor in a Caracas municipality, won by a pro-government candidate. “But the reality is that the country spoke and spoke loudly, through abstention.”

(...)

The opposition chose to join the democratic exercise this time, abandoning their three-year boycott, with a hope of making a strong comeback and to bolster their base ahead of the 2014 presidential vote.

According to experts, the opposition’s lackluster performance in Sunday’s vote could hurt its ability to contest the next presidential election.

Opposition leader and former presidential candidate Henrique Capriles, who led the opposition campaign, in a Twitter post said an assessment will be made once all the results are announced.

(...)

Capriles accused the authorities of fraud, saying the government “ordered the CNE (electoral body) not to close the polling stations when there were no voters... They are going to put votes that do not exist.”

He made the claims as the elections were being closely monitored by international observers.

Over 130 international observers were present, mainly from the European Union (EU). The EU mission is expected to release its report on the elections on Tuesday.


The head of the mission, Isabel Santos, was earlier quoted as saying that the elections were proceeding "calmly.”

Importantly, Maduro earlier said the EU has no authority to give a "verdict" on the process of the vote.
How convenient
:lol: :lol: :lol: :lol: :lol: :lol:

"All international escorts must respect the laws of Venezuela, and must strictly respect the regulations of the electoral power that invited them," he said on the eve of the elections.

The Venezuelan leader has also repeatedly accused the United States of “interventionism.”

The US has imposed several rounds of crippling sanctions against the country in a bid to oust Maduro and replace him with opposition figure Juan Guaido, who is loyal to Washington.

US poinstman for western hemisphere affairs, Brian Nichols, said last week that Washington has no plan to withdraw its support for Guaido.

Guaido did not vote in Sunday’s elections, accusing the government of controlling the electoral authority.

It would seem that Nicolas Maduro has succeeded in retaining the support of the majority of the people in Venezuela...And while most of the opposition decided to participate, the US stooge, Juan Guaido, preferred to avoid an electoral humiliation...
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Re: Venezuela Regional Elections

Post by SteveFoerster » Mon Nov 22, 2021 11:01 am

Even Iranian propaganda makes it clear they don't believe the Venezuelan "election" results! :lol:
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Re: Venezuela Regional Elections

Post by Sertorio » Mon Nov 22, 2021 11:37 am

SteveFoerster wrote:
Mon Nov 22, 2021 11:01 am
Even Iranian propaganda makes it clear they don't believe the Venezuelan "election" results! :lol:
Over 130 international observers were present, mainly from the European Union (EU). The EU mission is expected to release its report on the elections on Tuesday.

Doesn't that mean that the election proceedings were very probably fair?...

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Post by SteveFoerster » Tue Nov 23, 2021 6:14 am

Sertorio wrote:
Mon Nov 22, 2021 11:37 am
SteveFoerster wrote:
Mon Nov 22, 2021 11:01 am
Even Iranian propaganda makes it clear they don't believe the Venezuelan "election" results! :lol:
Over 130 international observers were present, mainly from the European Union (EU). The EU mission is expected to release its report on the elections on Tuesday.

Doesn't that mean that the election proceedings were very probably fair?...
"Importantly, Maduro earlier said the EU has no authority to give a 'verdict' on the process of the vote"'

He's saying this because he knows the election was a sham and expects that the EU observers will call him out on it.
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Re: Venezuela Regional Elections

Post by Sertorio » Tue Nov 23, 2021 7:29 am

SteveFoerster wrote:
Tue Nov 23, 2021 6:14 am
Sertorio wrote:
Mon Nov 22, 2021 11:37 am
SteveFoerster wrote:
Mon Nov 22, 2021 11:01 am
Even Iranian propaganda makes it clear they don't believe the Venezuelan "election" results! :lol:
Over 130 international observers were present, mainly from the European Union (EU). The EU mission is expected to release its report on the elections on Tuesday.

Doesn't that mean that the election proceedings were very probably fair?...
"Importantly, Maduro earlier said the EU has no authority to give a 'verdict' on the process of the vote"'

He's saying this because he knows the election was a sham and expects that the EU observers will call him out on it.
Let's wait and see. Your crystal ball may be a bit foggy... :P

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Re: Venezuela Regional Elections

Post by Sertorio » Tue Nov 23, 2021 2:44 pm

SteveFoerster wrote:
Mon Nov 22, 2021 11:01 am
Even Iranian propaganda makes it clear they don't believe the Venezuelan "election" results! :lol:
Is that so?...
Iran has congratulated the Venezuelan government and people on the “successful and transparent” holding of important local and regional elections in the Latin American state.

https://www.presstv.ir/Detail/2021/11/2 ... racy-unity
You are so eager to win points in your argumentation that you don't mind lying, even when the lie is evident...

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Post by SteveFoerster » Tue Nov 23, 2021 3:19 pm

Sertorio wrote:
Tue Nov 23, 2021 2:44 pm
SteveFoerster wrote:
Mon Nov 22, 2021 11:01 am
Even Iranian propaganda makes it clear they don't believe the Venezuelan "election" results! :lol:
Is that so?...
Yes. Their use of "claim" deliberately demonstrates ambiguity.
Sertorio wrote:
Tue Nov 23, 2021 2:44 pm
Iran has congratulated the Venezuelan government and people on the “successful and transparent” holding of important local and regional elections in the Latin American state.

https://www.presstv.ir/Detail/2021/11/2 ... racy-unity
You are so eager to win points in your argumentation that you don't mind lying, even when the lie is evident...
Right, coming from someone who's so full of shit it's amazing you don't explode and get it all over the room.
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Re: Venezuela Regional Elections

Post by Sertorio » Fri Nov 26, 2021 6:54 am

The socialist leader America loves to hate wins again. What now?
by Dakotah Lilly - 26 Nov, 2021
https://www.rt.com/op-ed/541404-electio ... as-maduro/

Recent elections in Venezuela saw Nicolás Maduro’s leftist ruling party win 20 out of 23 governorships. The US predictably cries foul, but I witnessed voting that was perfectly free and fair.

Western media and the United States government had already made up their mind on the recent “mega-elections” in Venezuela before the polls had even opened: the ‘dictator’ Nicolás Maduro would win by using fraud.

This smear is in direct contradiction to the conclusions of most of the hundreds of electoral observers from international political parties, from the European Union, the United Nations, and even the Carter Center, which has been absent from Venezuela for years. I know, because I was one of those official observers.

The EU came out with a report that noted significant improvements (in their eyes) in the electoral process in the country, and did not question their legitimacy. Caracas welcomed the EU conclusions, with Vice Minister William Castillo calling the EU findings a “slap in the face” for US State Department claims that the elections were fixed.

This was the first time in four years that the country’s right-wing opposition has participated in elections, and they suffered a resounding defeat with Maduro’s governing party winning 20 out of 23 governorships.

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One of US hegemony’s biggest adversaries has just won big in democratic and fair elections, so the big question is what will be America’s next steps. Many people are hoping that the Biden administration will make good on their talk of easing some of the unilateral coercive measures against Venezuela, but it does not seem like this hope is well placed.

Brian Nichols, a sub-secretary of state, said last week that the United States will continue working with the “Guaido government”, and that there were “no plans to change” its recognition of this fictional government.

(...)

One of the ways that the media has attempted to downplay the importance of these elections is by attacking the turnout rate of 42%. This turnout rate is actually higher than the US’ own turnout rates in elections across the board for the years 2014, 2010, 2006 and 2002. Unlike in too many US elections, we had the results for the election in Venezuela within a day, and there was no evidence of fraud being employed.

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There are many reasons why Chavismo and the United Socialist Party of Venezuela of Hugo Chavez and Nicolas Maduro was overall victorious in this latest election, and in all but two elections held since 1999. The Bolivarian Revolution has eliminated illiteracy from Venezuela, built over 3.8 million homes for the people, decreased inequality, empowered protagonistic democracy, and so much more.

The CLAP program ensures food access to millions of Venezuelans even as the country suffers under crushing US sanctions. Things are not perfect in Venezuela, but the fact that this model of social inclusion and economic diversification continues to win elections and flourish even under constant onslaught by the world’s financial sectors and the United States is why it is regarded as a threat by Washington. Because it shows Americans and people the world over that there is a shining, viable alternative to unbridled capitalism.
In spite of all that, I am sure the US will continue using the "Lukashenko tactics" to try and overthrow the legal government of Venezuela.

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