Electoral Updates: Serious News As They Arrive Tonight

April 14, 2013


This is about the worst that could happen for Maduro and for Venezuela. For Maduro, he starts out with a very weak victory. A victory that may be turned around in a recount. But more importantly, his party has seen a 10 point drop between Chavez and him and all other aspiring Chavistas think they could have done better. Tomorrow, they will start undermining him.

11:23 PM: Electoral Board member calls for recount of all votes. Head of Electoral Baord leaves when he speaks.

11:13 PM CNE on TV to announce results or something. Tibisay Lucena says with 99%.12% of votes with 78.2% Nicolas Maduro 7.5 Million votes 50.6% of the votes, Henrique Capriles 49.07% of the votes. Whether true or not this is a HUGE opposition victory.

11:10 PM At this time things are so close, that it may require adding all tallies to determine the winner. This is a huge oppsoition victory no matter what. For Maduro a tiny victory is a huge loss.

10:28 PM 65% of all actas counted Capriles ahead by 20,000 votes plus foreign votes

8: 43 Advantage Capriles but very close. Foreign votes may decide.

8:39 PM MUD says it is irresponsible to call for any gathering of people. That the MUD knows the numbers as well as the Government. Votes are still being counted.

7:53 PM This appears to be so close, that all tallies will have to be counted to determine the winner.

7:12 PM: Things are tight, with abstention right above 21-22% at the end

6:36 PM Abstention lower than at 1 PM, now above October. However, in the pro-Chavez centers, abstention averages 32%, in the pro-oppo centers, abstention running at 25%. This does not mean it is favorable yet, it just says we are going more.

31 Responses to “Electoral Updates: Serious News As They Arrive Tonight”

  1. Haude Says:

    Miguel; what is your thought at this time, many boxes are lost or destroyed an Maduro at ·pm is going to be accredited

  2. moctavio Says:

    Actas my friend. With 90%+ of the actas, things could get tricky and messy

  3. The problem with counting the votes is that many boxes had been stoles and the votes can easily be changed; also, there are reports of illegal voting centers where people are still “making votes” as we speak so, basically, they can make as much chavizta votes as needed.

  4. m_astera Says:

    The only possible surprise would be the government criminals admitting they had lost, something they would not do.

    Remember the Trotsky strategy that Castro followed in Cuba: Destroy the middle class, drive out or imprison the intellectuals, collapse the economy and make it so everyone is dependent on the government for survival.

  5. captainccs Says:

    >>>Whether true or not this is a HUGE opposition victory.

    How is a loss a victory? How many more years of crap do we have to take?

  6. Frank Says:

    worst possible result for Maduro apart from losing outright.

  7. Ronaldo Says:

    Crap. Maduro wins.

  8. Dave Says:

    Capriles is up by 200,000 not gonna lose

  9. moctavio Says:

    These are copies of actas in the hands of the opo. Real hard copy.

  10. sam Says:

    do they have most of the raw data available or is this the first real count? btw thx for all the information and your time

  11. moctavio Says:

    Because votes have to be counted , audits have to take place an then the acta goes to the command center.

  12. jc Says:

    Capriles is going to lose if he’s only up by 20k with 65% counted. That’s a lot of room to put votes in there.

  13. Gerardo Says:

    Just 65% so far?

  14. sam Says:

    reconteo? porque solo 65%

  15. Ujj Says:

    By this time on oct 7 big mouth mario silva had chimed in being his usual obnoxious. Where is he now???

  16. Ronaldo Says:

    I am a U.S. citizen who loves Venezuelans. The waiting tonight is going to be tough but, I pray, worth it. Go Capriles.

  17. Bill Says:

    We are sweating bullets in Idaho!

  18. island canuck Says:

    Napoleón Bravo ‏@napoleonbravo 18m
    CAPRILES 56.79%
    MADURO 40.05%

  19. alfredo Socorro Says:

    Then Peter said unto them, Repent, and be baptized every one of you in the name of Jesus Christ for the remission of sins, and ye shall receive the gift of the Holy Ghost. (Acts 2:38 KJV)

  20. Brett Says:

    Keeping up on it in Seattle

  21. Pedrop Says:

    Anyone else lost the Globovision online live signal ?

  22. island canuck Says:

    MUD pretty well announced that we have won!!!!!!

    Globo cut them off to not have problems.
    Warning CNE & Armed Forces to respect the will of the people.

  23. GotaDeAcido Says:

    Shit just got real with this internet blackout.

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