CARACAS — Venezuela will hold regional elections on November 21. This time around, “the people” will “elect” 3,082 men and women – split across the country’s 23 governor seats, 335 mayoral offices, and thousands of state legislators.
Both the socialist dictatorship and the socialist “opposition” are enthusiastically encouraging participation. For the average Venezuelan, however – who has lived through at least 28 rigged elections – why bother?
Under normal circumstances, democracy should be the way to solve our own affairs and bring much-needed change to the country, but that is impossible in Venezuela after 22 years of “Bolivarian Revolution” have left Venezuelans in a state of utter resignation, exhaustion, and stagnation. The Chinese coronavirus pandemic is the icing on the cake.