Playing Hardball on the CNE appointments

The MUD has been getting a lot of flack lately for not getting things done. But the opposition alliance continues to use what little institutional maneuvering room it has to fight the good fight. Much of this flies under the radar, and it’ll never filter out into broader public attention, but at least the political…

Tarjetón Blues

Of all the sub-species in the bewildering fauna of Venezuelan oppositionism, the one I understand the least is the Tarjeta Única Jihadist: folk who’ve made it a point of honor to have a single spot on the ballot for the Opposition Candidate, rather than as many spots as parties backing him. It’s a nice idea,…

Check (Updated)

The Carabobo newspaper Notitarde is citing unnamed sources as saying Venezuela’s Electoral Council is considering holding the Presidential elections in July or August of next year. In the case of July, it would leave the opposition’s candidate (supposed to be elected in a February 2012 primary) all of five months to campaign. The MUD has…