Venezuela, The Socialist Dystopia, v2: As Venezuelans Starves, Maduro Feasts on Steak

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  1. Arkain2K

    Arkain2K Si vis pacem, para bellum

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    Venezuela's presidential battle begins, Maduro favorite
    Andrew Cawthorne, Andreina Aponte | January 24, 2018

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    https://www.reuters.com/article/us-...l-battle-begins-maduro-favorite-idUSKBN1FD1BQ
     
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    When you elected a bus driver as president, then don't be surprised if you get taken for a ride.
     
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    This election will be as legitimate as Saddam Hussein's run for a consecutive term
     
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    I’m surprised we haven’t FREEDOM the shit out Venezuela they got lots of oil
     
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    And get thrown under the buss
     
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    Arkain2K Si vis pacem, para bellum

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    We all love hard numbers before elections, don't we?

     
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    Venezuela Excludes Opposition from Presidential Snap Election
    January 26, 2018​

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    Venezuela's President Nicolas Maduro takes a selfie next to his wife, Cilia Flores, as they arrive for a rally with workers of transport sector in Caracas, Venezuela, Jan. 24, 2018.

    Venezuela’s top court has excluded the opposition coalition from the upcoming presidential election, a move that virtually ensures that unpopular leftist president Nicolas Maduro will win another term.

    Registration of parties and candidates to run in the election was slated to happen this weekend.

    The Supreme Court, however, told the national election council late Thursday to delay registration for six months.

    The court did not give a reason for its ruling.

    The presidential election will be held by the end of April. The election had originally been scheduled for December.

    The Constituent Assembly unanimously approved the new election timetable Tuesday as the ruling Socialist Party attempts to consolidate its power, even in the midst of Venezuela’s massive economic woes.


    Representatives of both the Venezuelan government and the opposition have been negotiating under international auspices in the Dominican Republic, to try to agree on a framework for fair elections.

    The election maneuvering comes as Venezuela is experiencing a deep economic crisis. The French news agency reports that inflation this year is expected to reach 13,000 percent.

    Under Maduro, the country’s money has become nearly worthless and prices for consumer products have soared. There are widespread food and medicine shortages, with many Venezuelans left malnourished.

    Venezuela has refused to acknowledge the hunger and malnutrition problem, and has refused all international humanitarian assistance. But a majority of the country’s 30 million people say they are skipping meals because of a lack of food, and some 500,000 people have left the country over the past two years.

    https://www.voanews.com/amp/venezuela-presidential-snap-election/4226005.html
     
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    fuck that guy.
     
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    Sssssooooo.... BASICALLY, it isn't an election
     
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    Arkain2K Si vis pacem, para bellum

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    But, but the People can vote for which ever candidate they want on the ballot!

    Looking forward to see a pix of the official ballot. I wonder if he gonna pick a nobody from his clique to be a stooge, just so there would be two names on the ballot instead of one.

    I don't know why this guy is still trying so hard with a blatantly-fake election that fools abaolutely no one, to be honest.

    Pretty much all the countries in South America already straight-up calling him a dictator and expelled Venezuela from their Mercosur club house after he dissolved the Venezuelan Congress. Unilaterally moving the election date up half a year while preventing the oppositions from registering their candidates until AFTER the vote should remove all doubts from any remaining Maduro fans in the forum.
     
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    Maduro is dumb enough to only have his name.
     
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    Maduro's crazy bus has no brakes eh?
     
  17. Trotsky

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    What are you basing this prediction on?

    Venezuela's elections during the Chavez era were overseen and approved by international voting groups.

    It's ridiculous how ignorantly Americans feel that they can arbitrarily undermine the legitimacy of foreign governments because those governments' interests are supposedly diametrical to theirs.
     
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    He's disallowing the opposition party to run though...... That goes from "shades of grey" to "there's, black, white, and this weird red color over here"
     
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    Are you serious? are you aware of Maduro's tactics against his political opponents?

    Do you really believe this will be a fair, corruption free election?

    And I'm not talking about Chavez's era of elections.

    I"m talking about Venezuela now.
     
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    Opposition parties are not banned. Individual members of them may be banned per conduct detrimental to the country, and most of them for good reason.

    From Arkain's post

     

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