It is astounding, and sinister, that the European Parliament on May 3 passed a resolution (492 in favour, 87 against, 77 abstentions) demanding that Venezuela suspend the presidential elections slated for May 20. Do these European countries think that they are still colonial powers that can demand anything from other countries? Does European arrogance stretch to demanding that another country disregard its own rule of law, its electoral regulations and its negotiated arrangements with the leaders of their opposition?
+ The economic war, which in Venezuela has allies in the wealthy elite of impresarios and banks.+ The help of the international media that has shown so little critical analysis and investigative ability that it once may have had+ The new legal coups called LAWFARE, by which courts and parliaments are manipulated to criminalize opponents: thus they ensnared Dilma Rousseff and Lula in Brazil, Cristina Fernández in Argentina, and they are trying to do the same to Rafael Correa (who even out of power is seen as a threat), and of course, to Nicolás Maduro.
+ 86% of Venezuelans reject any international intervention in the country+ 70% of Venezuelans say they are going to participate in the elections – this is another defeat for the section of opposition, Washington backed, that is calling for abstention+ 55% state they will vote for Maduro+ 11% state they will vote for Henri Falcon+ 2% state they will vote for Javier Bertucci+ 50% state that they consider the workings of the National Constitutional Assembly as: “Very Good, Good, or Regular to Good”+ 71% consider that Maduro will win the elections.