Corruption and Chaos ahead of Venezuela Regional Elections

October 12, 2017

Brittany Kaylor

Maduro2, cc Flickr Eneas De Troya, modified, https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/2.0/

 

Summary

Venezuela will hold regional elections for the governors of 23 states, as well as new state legislators on October 15, 2017. The opposition, largely united under the Democratic Unity Roundtable [Mesa de la Unidad Democrática] (MUD), has accused the government of attempting to skew the regional elections in favor of President Nicolas Maduro’s ruling United Socialist Party of Venezuela [Partido Socialista Unido de Venezuela] (PSUV). Not only does the outcome of this vote appear uncertain, but so too does the future of Venezuela.

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