Municipal Elections Report, With Irregular Updates

December 8, 2013

Ba-yCpmIgAImSr5One person, one vote, Not sure what this group voting is. The Commissars checking purity?

It is close to 6:30 PM in Caracas and the cat and mouse game of whether to close voting centers or not has begun. I was never clear whether this matters or not, but seems to be repeated every tie.

Once again, the Government violated the law all day, with Maduro openly campaigning for some of his candidates and using political slogans. The First Ladyness did the same. What else is new?

Abstention is high as expected, which creates uncertainty on both sides, as it becomes difficult to tell where your candidates are doing well, as abstention can be heterogeneous. However, abstention can also be asymmetrical , which is what both Chavismo and the opposition fear at this time. The MUD knows the numbers look good for them in their traditional areas, but where the races are up in the air, there is uncertainty.

Maduro suggested results would be “tight”, could this be a warning that results will not be available until late?

PSUV Motorcycle gangs begin to drive around some cities including Caracas. Not clear what is their plan.


Stay tuned.

4 Responses to “Municipal Elections Report, With Irregular Updates”

  1. moctavio Says:

    Could be, that is why I was non committal about it.

  2. the first picture you posted was during the instalation of the voting booth, it’s something I read, just sayin’

  3. VJ Says:

    Dos motorizados muertos en El Limon, estado Aragua…
    La noche de este domingo, un grupo de motorizados realizó una ráfaga de tiros en el sector El Limón en el estado Aragua y asesinaron a una pareja que quedó en medio de la revuelta.
    La situación tuvo lugar entre los sectores Arias Blanco y Agua Blanca de El Limon, en el municipio Mario Briceño Iragorry, luego de que se registrara un apagón cuando cerraban los centros de votación. Posteriormente salieron grupos de motorizados a merodear el municipio.
    Las víctimas fueron un hombre de aproximadamente 40 años y una mujer de 30 años que se encontraban a bordo de una moto.

  4. Ronaldo Says:

    If the race is tight, the CNE may decide the race early to protect them against losses. Remember the April election. It was irreversible before all votes were counted.

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