When asked about the Constituent Assembly decree mandating presidential elections by April 30, WOLA Assistant Director for Venezuela Geoff Ramsey noted in the AP that the government likely made this decision fearing that their approval could diminish as the economic crisis worsens. Additionally, he observed that it may be in the opposition’s advantage to participate and unify behind a single candidate in spite of the lack of electoral guarantees.
Q&A: What Does López’s Release Mean for Venezuela?
July 20, 2017
Director for Venezuela @GRamsey_LatAm
WOLA Senior Fellow and the Charles A. and Leo M. Favrot Professor of Human Relations at Tulane University@dsmilde
Venezuela Program Associate@kmgWOLA