WOLA Associate for Venezuela Geoff Ramsey spoke to the BBC World Service last night just after Venezuelan electoral officials provided their official–and widely criticized–vote tally for members of the new Constituent Assembly. While authorities are holding the vote up as a success, Ramsey notes that irregularities in the vote and widespread allegations of voter coercion are unlikely to give the Maduro government a meaningfully renewed mandate in the eyes of most Venezuelans. (Listen here at 1:53).
Director for Venezuela @GRamsey_LatAm
WOLA Senior Fellow and the Charles A. and Leo M. Favrot Professor of Human Relations at Tulane University@dsmilde
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