Venezuela elections council getting creative with the law


The law in Venezuela says that voting centers close at six pm unless there are voters standing in line.

But what is a little bitty thing like the law when there is a revolution to defend?

The National Elections Council has decided that voting centers are to remain open until 7 pm. This has prompted a furious response from the opposition because, as you can imagine, chavismo is now going door to door to bring wary voters to the polls.

Flaunting the law has been the mark of chavismo. It’s been something we’ve had to deal with for the past sixteen years. You’d figure we’d be used to it by now … but it still hurts when they do it.

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  1. As I said earlier, friends in Greater Valencia had heard Chavistas would go out “late” (after the toque de diana didn’t come up). They will. You have to be very courageous to stay put at a centre in a lot of poor areas after 6 pm, particularly in areas more difficult to reach like Tocuyito or Los Guayos. I pray for the witnesses who have to deal with the “revolutionary” thugs

  2. “Flaunting the law has been the mark of chavismo.”

    ITYM “flouting”. (If this is a duplicate post, sorry – it seemed to disappear.)


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