As the voting unfolds, we’ve been seeing something new. We’ve been receiving videos, left and right, of high profile chavistas being bullied and heckled as they go to their local voting centers to cast their votes. And not one, or two, but five: the governors of Bolívar, Barinas, Sucre and Táchira, and the Mayor of Caracas have been treated very harshly as they go vote.
Let’s be clear, we’re not happy this is happening: everyone should have the right to vote without being verbally attacked and intimidated. But we cannot deny this is fascinating. It’s the first time we’ve seen a general reaction like this, and I really don’t want to say it, but it’s apparent cascading effect is beginning to feel like Quico’s Ceausescu moment.
For now, we’re just showing it to our opositor radical relatives so they can calm their pre-baranda time jitters.
José Vielma Mora, Táchira State Governor
Adan Chávez, Barinas State Governor
Luis Acuña, Sucre State Governor
Francisco Rangel Gómez, Bolívar State Governor
Asi fue abucheado gobernador rangel gomez y segio hernandez alcalde cdad bolivar.. nadie los quiere! VOTA pic.twitter.com/YLf05BpWyo
— AlertaGuayaVen (@operaguayana) December 6, 2015
Jorge Rodríguez, Mayor of Caracas
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