CNE key member Jorge Rodríguez says there are two contradictory decisions from the Supreme Tribunal (lie #101 – the sala constitucional decision is not an official ruling but rather a letter from the 3-judge majority) but – surprise! – makes it clear they will follow the Sala Constitucional. He calls on the Sala Constitucional to guide CNE as to what to do next.
I guess I’m virtually alone in the opposition in not seeing Jorge as a 100% pliable government stooge, so I take his parting comment seriously: “Given that the judicial route is the slowest of all the routes available,” he says, “and everyone knows this, I wonder why it is that we are going down the judicial route.”
Still, put in other words, “no acatamos un carajo…”Caracas Chronicles is 100% reader-supported. Support independent Venezuelan journalism by making a donation.