Weekly Report - 27 January 2022 (WR-22-04)

VENEZUELA: Recall petition flops amid voter intimidation

Faint hopes among the Venezuelan opposition that President Nicolás Maduro might be removed from power via a recall referendum appeared to be dashed this week. Strict conditions were imposed on the signature collection process by the national electoral council (CNE), which ruled that signatures could only be collected during a 12-hour window on 26 January. The opposition claimed that the number of voting machines made it mathematically impossible to reach the requisite signature threshold of 20% of the electorate in every state during that timeframe. Turnout appears to have been low, with the opposition making little effort to mobilise its supporters, and the day was further marred by accusations of voter intimidation by the ruling Partido Socialista Unido de Venezuela (PSUV).

End of preview - This article contains approximately 835 words.

Subscribers: Log in now to read the full article

Not a Subscriber?

Choose from one of the following options

Intelligence Research Ltd.
167-169 Great Portland Street,
5th floor,
London, W1W 5PF - UK
Phone : +44 (0) 203 695 2790
You may contact us via our online contact form
Copyright © 2022 Intelligence Research Ltd. All rights reserved.