Impact of the Anti-Chavista political swing in Venezuela – By Odeen Ishmael

The Anti-Chavista political swing in Venezuela – Its impact on Guyana and Caribbean relations

Venezuela_elections 2015By Odeen Ishmael

The December 6 elections to the National Assembly in Venezuela resulted in an overwhelming majority victory of the opposition coalition, the Democratic Unity Roundtable (Mesa de la Unidad Democrática, MUD), over the governing Chavistas—the  United Socialist Party of Venezuela (Partido Socialista Unido de Venezuela, PSUV) led by President Nicolas Maduro. The right-wing coalition won 109 seats, and with the support of three elected indigenous legislators has managed to control a razor-edge two-thirds majority in the 167-seat National Assembly.

Despite all the pre-election claims of expected fraud by anti-Chavista groups and some sections of the international media, none of the contesting parties questioned the final results.

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By Odeen Ishmael

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