Archive for May 29th, 2004

Lula and Chavez are no longer friends

May 29, 2004

In the meeting in Guadalajara, Lula huged Chavez but didn’t meet with him in private. Things got so bad that Chavez had to deny there was a problem between the two ex-friends. Only a schizofrenic can think Lula still consider Chavez anything but a nuissance…


-YFGB

May 29, 2004

Carter is in Caracas, and we have to act as if we cared (but so does the chavistas). And while Gaviria expressed confidence in the repair process,  in some places there were lots of problems for the voters going to raify their signatures. Meanwhile the Electoral Council is issuing orders for the violence to stop… So that we don’t suspect that they also issue the orders for the violence to flare up.


From the inside we get reports of extensive cheating from the officialism and (excesive?) confidence from the opposition. My take is that the violence and the cheating is random and uneffective, but I am sure the officialistas have a plan to stop the referendum from happening, probably through their personal slaves in the Supreme Court.


As usual, Caracas Chroinicles has an excellent piece, very much worth reading…


-YFGB

May 29, 2004

Carter is in Caracas, and we have to act as if we cared (but so does the chavistas). And while Gaviria expressed confidence in the repair process,  in some places there were lots of problems for the voters going to raify their signatures. Meanwhile the Electoral Council is issuing orders for the violence to stop… So that we don’t suspect that they also issue the orders for the violence to flare up.


From the inside we get reports of extensive cheating from the officialism and (excesive?) confidence from the opposition. My take is that the violence and the cheating is random and uneffective, but I am sure the officialistas have a plan to stop the referendum from happening, probably through their personal slaves in the Supreme Court.


As usual, Caracas Chroinicles has an excellent piece, very much worth reading…


-YFGB

May 29, 2004

Carter is in Caracas, and we have to act as if we cared (but so does the chavistas). And while Gaviria expressed confidence in the repair process,  in some places there were lots of problems for the voters going to raify their signatures. Meanwhile the Electoral Council is issuing orders for the violence to stop… So that we don’t suspect that they also issue the orders for the violence to flare up.


From the inside we get reports of extensive cheating from the officialism and (excesive?) confidence from the opposition. My take is that the violence and the cheating is random and uneffective, but I am sure the officialistas have a plan to stop the referendum from happening, probably through their personal slaves in the Supreme Court.


As usual, Caracas Chroinicles has an excellent piece, very much worth reading…


-YFGB

May 29, 2004

Carter is in Caracas, and we have to act as if we cared (but so does the chavistas). And while Gaviria expressed confidence in the repair process,  in some places there were lots of problems for the voters going to raify their signatures. Meanwhile the Electoral Council is issuing orders for the violence to stop… So that we don’t suspect that they also issue the orders for the violence to flare up.


From the inside we get reports of extensive cheating from the officialism and (excesive?) confidence from the opposition. My take is that the violence and the cheating is random and uneffective, but I am sure the officialistas have a plan to stop the referendum from happening, probably through their personal slaves in the Supreme Court.


As usual, Caracas Chroinicles has an excellent piece, very much worth reading…


-YFGB

May 29, 2004

There are unconfirmed reports of isolated violent incidents in some centers, but things seems to be proceeding normally. The few centers I manage to pass thru this morning were pretty pack. Not heavily, but that’s not the point this time. All of them had small lines and people constantly trickling in. I hope to get the number for today and that it is good news.


- YFGB

May 29, 2004

There are unconfirmed reports of isolated violent incidents in some centers, but things seems to be proceeding normally. The few centers I manage to pass thru this morning were pretty pack. Not heavily, but that’s not the point this time. All of them had small lines and people constantly trickling in. I hope to get the number for today and that it is good news.


- YFGB

May 29, 2004

There are unconfirmed reports of isolated violent incidents in some centers, but things seems to be proceeding normally. The few centers I manage to pass thru this morning were pretty pack. Not heavily, but that’s not the point this time. All of them had small lines and people constantly trickling in. I hope to get the number for today and that it is good news.


- YFGB

May 29, 2004

There are unconfirmed reports of isolated violent incidents in some centers, but things seems to be proceeding normally. The few centers I manage to pass thru this morning were pretty pack. Not heavily, but that’s not the point this time. All of them had small lines and people constantly trickling in. I hope to get the number for today and that it is good news.


- YFGB

The repair in numbers

May 29, 2004

Number of voters that can ratify their signature: 1.29 million.


Number of signatures the opposition requires, in order to activate the recall: 2.436 million.


Number of signatures to be ratified this weekend needed by the opposition to, finally, activate the recall: 540 thousand signatures.


As a percentage of total repairable signatures: 41%


Number of people that will withdraw their signature (estimated): 60 thousand.


Percentage (of total repairable) of repaired signatures needed to activate the recall, if a 100 thousand people withdraw their signatures: 46%


Estimated rumored number signatures ratified today (as a percentage  of the total needed to activate the recall in the whole three day period): 30%


- Your Friendly Ghost Blogger

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