The non-event of the day

The other day we were being accused – perhaps rightly so – of being too partial to Primero Justicia. So … I’m doing my darnedest to ignore what Henrique Capriles has been doing or saying… or posting on his Facebook page. Move along, folks, nothing to see here. No reason to check out the video…

Their words, not mine

The weekly roundup from a well-regarded intel firm: “Disagreement among opposition leaders regarding the primary date resulted in the MUD choosing a date closer to the end of its November-March timeframe for primaries, announced in February. While it is positive for the opposition to have finally agreed on a date, its relatively late timing will…

Instant runoff, approval voting, and the status quo

(A guest post by Roberto Silvers) After much squabbling, the Venezuelan opposition coalition has decided to hold its presidential primary elections on February 12, 2012. While this date is three months later than a majority of opposition voters and likely candidates would like, it is a fine date for the primary. The National Electoral Council…