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Nicolas Maduro Wins Venezuelan Presidential Elections

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'Here is our message to the American Empire: Venezuela is the key to stability in the Latin American region, and Chavismo is the key to stability in Venezuela' - said Maduro upon announcement of the results by Venezuelan National Electoral Council: Maduro had 5,8 million votes, the leading opposition candidate Henri Falcon 1,8 million votes among 8,6 million people who went to cast their vote. The results of the elections to Legislative Councils in country's States are still to be announced.

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For more on Maduro, here is a link to a PCR article click here

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Speaking my mind out I would say the results could be qualified as pretty much a disaster. Maduro got just a bit more than half of the votes Chavistas expected - 10 million - while the opposition got about half of the votes Maduro got. In terms of % relation - 67% of Maduro's vs 21% of Falcon's - Maduro got reelected beyond any doubt. But country's registered electorate is about 20 million, and on July 30, 2017, Chavistas mobilized more than 8 million voters in the elections to the National Constituent Assembly (the ANC) amidst opposition's terrorism, sabotage and boycott. Now we see that the same number of voters got split between Chavismo and the opposition. So what, extremists' call to boycott worked? The polls last year showed that 80-90% of Venezuelans reject violence and foreign intervention and that about 75% support a socialist model with mixed property. So, my hypothesis would be a massive disenchantment. The masses are sick of oligarchs, but also of Maduro's conciliatory policies which are conciliatory - also and very importantly - on ECONOMIC field. The latter reflects directly on country's economic and financial situation. The oligarchs proved themselves to be total traitors to their own country: economic and financial blockade against Venezuela has been imposed by Trump on request of Julio Borges' - the head of National Assembly (the Parliament) with Europe joining the condemnation chorus and the sanctions machine. Lilian Tintori, the wife of Leopoldo Lopez, opposition figure serving a 13-years prison sentence for 2014 "guarimbas" (violence), also asked Trump "to keep on with pressure against dictatorship". Despite all of which Maduro even gives money to "the private sector" hoping it's gonna be producing something (SEE THIS click here). It provokes cracks even within Chavismo click here

As for opposition, although Henri Falcon and Javier Bertucci (10%) wasted their breath begging people to go to vote so "to get rid of this disastrous Govt", their proposal to dollarize the country and to go to IMF for help barely attracted a totally miserable amount of votes click here (in Spanish, but a HUGE piece). Seeing what was happening on the election day and that he was deceived by biased polls (as Maduro pointed out in his speech after the announcement of the results) Henri Falcon cried fraud before voting stations had been closed - "they all cave in to the pressure of the Empire", as Maduro defined it. But what for Maduro himself? During the campaign Maduro said he wanted victory so to get out of the electoral cycle and put his efforts into the economy. The elections are now over for a couple of years (unless the ANC changes the schedule for elections into the Parliament and summons them soon - a possibility). But again, on one hand, Maduro promised a tough battle on smugglers, speculators and all kinds of mafias (see click here) while on the other he called again the opposition to dialogue click here - and this takes place given the fact that this very date for elections - May 20, 2018 - was result of Govt-opposition talks in Dominican Republic click here from which Julio Borges (!) withdrew right before signing the agreement after receiving phone calls - certainly from Bogota and presumably one from Rex Tillerson personally. Maduro wanted the election to be celebrated in April, but granted the opposition its request to wait to postpone it for another month. Last year Maduro was ready to postpone the election to the ANC if opposition was going to present candidates and campaign.

Continent's (and world's) right-wing and its financial institutions are totally wasted out with their project of mansions on the beaches and on top of the hills with marginal neighbourhoods inland and down the slopes, while the left-wing is losing oxygen. The media ignore weekly corruption scandals of Michel Temer's (the coup Psdt of Brazil) because they became "the usual" same as strikes and protests against him. Pedro Pablo Kuczynski, the IMF officer turned into Psdt of Peru with capitalists' hopes set high, was gone in a year click here after a Govt truly disastrous (wages of Peruvian teachers cover about 1/4 of basic needs, but there is no inflation because the wages have not been raised in years, doctors going to strike because of massive shortages of everything in hospitals which are practically crashing down - everything they accuse Venezuela of - victims of natural disasters abandoned to their own luck and on mercy of Cuban doctors and humanitarian aid from Venezuela, no less, etc.) In Argentina, Macri is hanging on a hair thrown by the IMF.

But Maduro clearly got his last vote of confidence. Hugo Chavez said in an interview about 10 years ago: "We're living in an age when something old is dying, but something new is not born yet" - we're still there. Moreover, THIS is what's making crisis now.

Western MSM proudly display their condition of "presstitutes" click here The excellence of Vzln electoral system click here is supressed as non-existing.

MADURO'S HALF-WAY GOVT - THIS SAYS IT ALL: click here

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