Tag Archives: 2011

Instant Runoff Voting Essential for Opposition Primary Elections in Venezuela

(For more detailed analysis on this subject, please see my latest post entitled “Instant runoff, approval voting and the status quo” published by Caracas Chronicles.) “Instant runoff voting” (or “votación multiple”) is essential for opposition presidential primary elections currently being … Continue reading

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STOP SHOUTING! Free Political Advice for Venezuela’s Parliamentary Opposition (Caracas Chronicles)

Right Honorable Opposition Deputies of the National Assembly of Venezuela – It is time for a strategy change. I have watched you closely for three months, and last night’s display of ineffective reciprocal rudeness was the last straw. Therefore, to … Continue reading

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Obama Requests Funding For Venezuelan Opposition in 2012 Budget: A Response

How is it legitimate for Chavez and his lame duck, rubber stamp National Assembly to prohibit civil society from working on the protection of political rights? Banning foreign funding essentially does so as domestic funding has already been intimidated and … Continue reading

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Chávez call for dialogue as international public relations strategy

CARACAS — Why is Chávez calling for debate now? After years of confrontation and polarization, what explains the shift? Every day, since Saturday, January 15, a multitude of editorials, opinion columns and blog posts are published, attempting to get to … Continue reading

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