[Marxism] Greg Wilpert on Maduro's close win and opposition recount demands (VIDEO AND TRANSCRIPT)

Stuart Munckton stuartmunckton at gmail.com
Mon Apr 15 21:51:34 MDT 2013

The Real News <http://www.therealnews.com/> interviews Venezuela
Analysis<http://www.venezuelanalysis.com/> founder
Gregory Wilpert on Venezuela's April 14 elections, in which the candidate
of the Bolivarian revolution Nicolas Maduro beat the right-wing opposition
candidate Henrique Caprilles by more than 300,000 votes.

The opposition is refusing to accept the results, which were closer than
predicted, and is called for a recount. But Wilpert says a recount is
extremely unlikely to alter the results given how transparent and closely
observed Venezuela's electoral system is.
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original virtue. It is through disobedience that progress has been made,
through disobedience and through rebellion.” — Oscar Wilde, Soul of Man
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