Whether the opposition like it or not, the elections of 15 October were very transparent, hindering their plans, or those of their constituents accustomed to claiming fraud before results are known.
Despite being vilified by external and internal enemies who fomented violence and terrorism months ago, the popular Bolivarian process decided to move towards dialogue and coexistence between equals.
Many are the recognitions of the supporters of El Libertador (The Liberator) Simón Bolívar, including the president of the Supreme Court of Justice (TSJ), Maikel Moreno, who praised the work of the different state institutions that participated in the elections, including the Fuerza National Bolivarian Navy (FANB).
Moreno appreciates that the armed forces, as in few Latin American countries, were guarantors of the normal and peaceful development of the elections for governors.
The source also reiterated its openness to the people, ensuring that justice is increasingly closer to the people, offering decisions that are in line with the Constitution and the laws.
However, in these ways of the lord, although paved with good intentions, there are black sheep, who are of the same mind, that wield unconvincing arguments to hide dark interests. According to journalist and director of the newspaper Noticias, Eleazar Díaz Rangel, the Venezuelan opposition uses the excuse of fraud whenever it loses an election.
“How, after such an efficient observation, so thorough, so comprehensive, can they say that it was fraudulent?” He said and asked, “Was it fraudulent in Zulia or in the elections of Anzoátegui or Táchira?”
“That is to say that the accusation of fraud is only raised when the opposition loses”, he indicated in an interview granted to the program Encendidos, that broadcasts Venezolana of Television.
One might question why the discursive line of the Democratic Unity Roundtable (MUD), which has alleged electoral fraud, ignores the Venezuelan voting system, which was backed by 17 audits, all accepted by the participating political parties, including those of the opposition, he recalled.
It could be answered very simply. The left-wing forces led by the United Socialist Party of Venezuela (PSUV) won victory in 17 states in the regional elections this Sunday, according to reports by the National Electoral Council (CNE).
The MUD, obtained five provincial governments: Anzoátegui, Mérida, Nueva Esparta, Táchira and Zulia. It was left to decide the Bolivar state, where the left were in the majority, he contrasted.
According to Diaz Rangel, the victory with 75 percent of the seats in dispute for the left was conclusive, which “demonstrated its strength, for its capacity for mobilization and organisation that the opposition has never had.”
He pointed out that these elements speak of democracy in Venezuela, something that scares many of its neighbours and mainly the United States, whose government headed by Donald Trump insists on ignoring the example that this represents for the world.
Several analysts have addressed the situation and pointed out that the government in the Palacio de Miraflores (Mirflores palace) and the ordinary person should be attentive to the actions of the new governors of the Border States with Colombia, Zulia and Táchira.
“We have an adversarial Venezuelan administration, such as that of President Juan Manuel Santos, and we have people abroad who fuel military actions that could develop from the neighbouring country,” warns Díaz Rangel.
Even before to the developments of the 22nd election in the last 18 years, some MUD officials spoke of fraud, according to reports by President Nicolás Maduro, members of his government and some media.
According to the Council of Latin American Electoral Experts (CEELA), a group that has watched the jousting in this country since 2006, there was full and absolute agreement in 54 percent of the tables audited during the process held on October 15.
Guillermo Reyes, a Colombian member of the group, indicated that the verification involved members of all political parties recognized by the National Electoral Council. There were those who today speak of incidences of alleged fraud, with which they try to hide their defeat.
In these elections, the member parties of the MUD gained five states, more than those predicted by some analysts of the electoral environment, a distribution of four Democratic Action (AD) and one Primero Justicia (PJ).
Although few, the losses of these states are reasonable for the red party because mainly, Zulia, Táchira and Mérida, the first frontiers with Colombia, and the second have a strong influence on the economy of the country. This, in particular, could reinforce the plans of aggression against Venezuela.
On the other side, the loss of Miranda, a fierce opponent, was a blow to the MUD because in that state an important nucleus of violent opposition was concentrated.
Additionally, according to local commentators, in that state, the triumph of the young deputy PSUV, Hector Rodriguez, cemented a path that in the future could lead him to a presidential position.
For the time being, and despite MUD’s refusal to acknowledge the overwhelming victory achieved by the PSUV, President Nicolas Maduro extended his hand to rivals to pave the way for a peaceful governmental environment.
For some analysts, the result in these elections was a vote against imperialist sanctions, so that Washington receives a clear message: “Venezuela is a free country!”. (PL)
(Translated by Shanika Whight – firstname.lastname@example.org) – Photos: Pixabay