So Pablo Pérez’s AD endorsement prompted us to revise our Oppo Field Guide once again.
Want the short version? The Opposition Primary is quickly settling into a three-horse race between Henrique Capriles Radonski (HCR), Pablo Pérez (PP) and Leopoldo López (LL), with the others struggling to establish their relevance and several likely to drop out soon.
(Update: Dicho y hecho. Hours after this post was written Eduardo Fernández dropped out. Fun trivia: COPEI – or, at least, the neo-copeyano/post-copeyano clan – has gone from having three candidates in the oppo primary to none at all in less than a month.)
Though HCR still seems to be well ahead, look for the race to tighten as LL reaps the benefits of the tons of free media he’s been getting and PP soaks up floating adeco support.Caracas Chronicles is 100% reader-supported. Support independent Venezuelan journalism by making a donation.