Nicolás Maduro, the successor to Hugo Chávez, has won the election in Venezuela, which will allow Chavez’s social programs, known as his "Bolivarian Revolution" to continue. His opponent Henrique Capriles, has been screaming like a little bitch that he has been treated unfairly.
He will probably get lots of sympathy from mainstream news outlets, such as Fox News, which has already reported food shortages, mismanagement and replacing skilled managers with the ruling party’s cronies. Reuters reported that;
"I didn't fight against a candidate today, but against the whole abuse of power," Capriles, the 40-year-old governor of Miranda state, said after Maduro was declared the winner.
"Mr. Maduro, you were the loser ... This system is collapsing, it's like a sand castle - touch it and it falls."
Capriles demanded a full recount, but it was unclear if the election board would agree. Either way, the dispute could usher in a new chapter of uncertainty for Venezuela, an already deeply polarized nation with the world's largest oil reserves.
Though some opposition supporters chanted "fraud," burned tires, and banged pots and pans in protest overnight, Capriles did not call them into the streets en masse….
The U.S. government on Monday backed the call for a full audit of the results and the Organization of American States offered to send election auditors to help.
Of course the US wants to help—manipulate the results in favor of Capriles that is. Yet the truth does get out. The Guardian, UK reported;
Flanked by his wife, son and government officials, Maduro proclaimed a new era in the "Bolivarian Revolution" began by his predecessor and said his victory was further proof that Chávez "continues to be invincible, that he continues to win battles".
Maduro claimed he was the target of a "dirty war". "There is an international operation to attack Venezuelan democracy," he said. "I will show no weakness against those who meddle with this country's sovereignty."
So the revolution will continue and we can all be grateful of that. -សតិវ អតុ