The Urban-Rural Split in Numbers

Quico says: So I wanted to take a more systematic look at the Urban-Rural split in Sunday’s elections. Here’s what I did: Using data from the 2000 Census (out of date, but the best we have) – I made a simple ranking of municipios according to the percentage of its inhabitants living in apartments. I…

The Urban-Rural Split in Numbers

Quico says: So I wanted to take a more systematic look at the Urban-Rural split in Sunday’s elections. Here’s what I did: Using data from the 2000 Census (out of date, but the best we have) – I made a simple ranking of municipios according to the percentage of its inhabitants living in apartments. I…

The Battle for City Hall

Quico says: A while ago, I identified 13 urban municipios the opposition should target in this year’s election. I picked out big urban municipios that fulfilled two conditions: – The mayor elected in 2004 was chavista – The municipality voted No in the 2007 referendum These are places where the opposition should’ve expected big gains.…