On the live-news I can tell you that today there was a significant rally in front of San Felipe CNE. I had to go to work for half an hour at least so I saw the end of it when I came back home, seeing walking next to my car San Felipe's ex mayor and our representative who in normal times are political adversaries. Times have changed.
Also tonight the cacerolazo was stronger than last night even though I did not participate all lights off in my house, pillows around my head.... Certainly the news of the day would have made anyone upset enough to regain energies for massive pot banging again.
What happened today defies any understanding, defies any norms of democracy.
First, there are 7 death reported in public disorder. I have not inquired into it for obvious reasons indicated above. However I did get enough energy to watch Capriles declarations this late afternoon, of course rudely interrupted by Maduro's third cadena of the day. Which already goes leagues into illustrating the regime's nervousness.
Capriles today did three things: he recalled his supporters home to wait for his further instructions; he accused the regime to create the violence and "infiltrate" its agents to create such violence; and he said that he won the election. This in front the international press, who he also instructed on all the many voting irregardless that have been documented so far, which question at the very least a million of the votes cast. That is, there should be enough voting centers that should repeat the vote of last Sunday, needless to say more than likely in Capriles favor. I am not going into details but I am referring to what I already wrote quickly Monday morning on the different ways to fraud, for those who think that counting little papers is enough. by the way, I was distressed by some of the near stupid questions of the press in a time like this which can only indicate to me that the press department of Capriles is not doing a good job at information.
So what is the regime doing while this take place, besides doing cadenas? Well, if anyone visiting Venezuela had any doubts about the nature of the regime, those doubts should have been lifted: we are in a fascist regime.
Maduro in his cadenas threatened Capriles with jail, asked for an investigation into promoting public disorders, did not recognize him as governor of Miranda because this one does not recognize him as president and simply said that he was not going to send any more funds to Miranda, regardless of what the budget laws say. The perfect mix of spoiled brat tantrum and classical Castro propaganda and modus operandi. To this you can ad the presentation of the country's prosecutor chiming on clue, and other officials that also want to jail Leopoldo Lopez and what not.
|Representative Davila, agressed by chavistas at the|
Nazional Assembly, bloodied, attended by
Maria Corina Machado
So there you go, the regime is in full coup mode, threatening a massive repression. But can the regime do it? If Capriles is right, if at least the single voting act had been fair, would Maduro have crossed the 50% line?
PS: as I am winding down this post I am seen on TV didoes of chavista bikers shooting at protestants on foot. Fascism, again......
|"we are not going to allow vote counting"|