By Tamara Pearson- Venezuelanalysis.com, Dec 9th 2013
Following a hard year for us, yesterday’s positive election result came as a relief. It is a hopeful result that gives a well deserved finger to the bitter, whinging opposition, and their private media buddies. However, the political significance of the result is also more complicated than that, and it is now time to focus our energy on really consolidating this revolution.
By Ryan Mallett-Outtrim - Venezuelanalysis.com, Aug 23rd 2013
In the immediate aftermath of the 14 April presidential elections, opposition leader Henrique Capriles appeared to be heading a serious challenge to the new Maduro government. Now, less than six months later the opposition movement has lost much of the momentum it once enjoyed.
Venezuela's Supreme Court of Justice (TSJ) has rejected an appeal against the 14 April presidential election results from opposition leader Henrique Capriles, citing a failure to provide “sufficient proof”.
Opposition leader Henrique Capriles returned to Venezuela yesterday after tours to Chile and Peru, where he attempted to increase support for his claim that there was fraud in the April 14 presidential elections.
A key strategy of Venezuela’s political opposition for the upcoming Dec. 8 municipal elections will be to win over the followers of President Nicolás Maduro and late President Hugo Chávez, governor of Miranda state and opposition leader Henrique Capriles indicated in his weekly internet column yesterday.
As we have noted previously, statistical analysis shows that Venezuelan opposition challenger Henrique Capriles has an almost impossible chance of seeing the April 14 election result change through a full audit of voting machines, as he had demanded.
When Hugo Chavez, Venezuela’s iconic and charismatic president, died from cancer earlier this year, one question was uppermost in the minds of his supporters, his opponents and the wider world.Would his Bolivarian revolution die with him or had his 15 years in power so fundamentally changed the country that his legacy would be secure - regardless of who was chosen as his successor?