|From Tachira, Nueva Esparta, Caracas Metro, Amazonas, Lara, Carabobo, Miranda and Zulia|
Several small comments:
- For the first time I can remember, the PPT governor of Amazonas is posing smiling with the more "traditional" opposition governors, indicating the final stepping of the PPT into the opposition ranks. All of Chavez doing, by the way, as the PPT had swallowed a lot of shit until last year and just wanted a tad of respect. But Chavez is congenitally unable to show respect to anyone, not even to Fidel who he idolizes, a different feeling from respect which is earned and consented.
- These governors were discussing serious matters, from insecurity to the government refusing to allocate funds mandated by the constitution. They represent more than half the population of Venezuela. They are more than likely to all support the opposition presidential candidate, even the PPT ones who are rumored more and more to consider participating in the opposition primaries, at least for local positions.
- The image of unity as opposed to the lone bloated image of a sick Chavez is, well, mediatically interesting to say the least.
- And if Chavez thinks that it might not last, this picture below shows that Henri Falcon, former chavista avoiding opposition encounters as late as one year ago, has discovered that the opposition people are not bloody monsters, can be nice and that one can deal with them very well on a democratic level. Something Chavez does not want his PSUV to ever discover! Just imagine what woudl happened tot he PSUV if suddenly they discovered that we do not need to slaughter each other to live happily in Venezuela!
|PPT Falcon (left), PVZL Salas (center right), PJ Capriles (center), UNT Perez (social democrat)|