Who is Afraid of Venezuelan Democracy?
Victor, Maria Paezhttp://www.counterpunch.org/2018/05/07/who-is-afraid-of-venezuelan-democracy
Publisher: Counter Punch
Date Written: 07/05/2018
Year Published: 2018
Resource Type: Article
Cx Number: CX22651
We are witnessing before our eyes a scenario of subversion and disqualification of Venezuelas democracy.
One reason is the effectiveness of the Electoral Power (CNE) and another is the anti-fraud protection of the system, which is digital, written and electronic. There are three guarantees to each vote: a fingerprint, an electronic vote and a paper receipt.
Another characteristic of the 23 elections that have occurred in Venezuela these past 19 years is the robust presence of domestic and international observers. It is important to note that neither the USA,Canada or most European countries accept international observers to their elections. It is all right for these powerful countries to examine lesser poor devil countries, or ("shithole countries" as Trump inelegantly called them) but do not dare to look closely at what we, the powerful, do. Thus in our lifetime we have seen two USA presidents arrive at the White House under dubious circumstances at best: George W. Bushs second term and Trump, neither who won the popular vote and were elected by virtue of a complicated, most un-transparent, patronage system of their "electoral colleges". Where were the demands of the European Parliament in these cases?