Earlier today, the long-running negotiations between the government and the opposition collapsed in the Dominican Republic, after the government refused to consider an opposition counter-offer.
A worried sounding Julio Borges emerged to warn the government not to make the “absurd mistake” of calling elections unilaterally, without a basic agreement over dates and conditions.
So what did the government do?
It called elections unilaterally, without a basic agreement over dates and conditions.
Put together by a National Electoral Council that has committed easily-demonstrable fraud twice in the last six months, the “thing” that will take place on April 22nd will resemble an election only in passing.
And yet the Gambian Scenario cannot be dismissed. With hyperinflation a reality, no amount of fraud is enough for a president to go into an election confidently.Caracas Chronicles is 100% reader-supported. Support independent Venezuelan journalism by making a donation.