December 5, 2005

Hugo Chavez holds an Election but Nobody Comes

Carroll Andrew Morse

If Hugo Chavez is a such popular leader and respectable democrat, then why was the turnout in yesterday’s Congressional election in Venezuela only about 25%?

(We’ll give a special award to the first moron who claims it’s because 75% of Venezuela’s population are members of the rich capitalist robber-baron elite).

Here are links to direct blog reporting on the subject from Miguel Octavio and A.M. Mora y Leon . (h/t Instapundit).

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The Corner, citing the Wall Street Journal, notes that Chavez's party managed to take every seat in Venezuala's unicameral legislature. That's quite a feat in a "democracy"! Though I wonder, what does that make RI, which is virtually in that state now. Yikes! "Rhode Island, the United States version of Venezuala (minus the oil?)"

Posted by: Marc Comtois at December 6, 2005 11:27 AM