Socialists Capture Resounding Victory In Venezuelan Elections Despite US-Backed Destabilization Efforts

  • The United Socialist Party of Venezuela secured a resounding victory in its regional and local elections despite years of United States-backed destabilization efforts and violent regime-change plots.
  • “We believe it is significant that we won 20 of 23 of the state contests — the math does not lie,” said Abril Viscaya, a member of Frente Revolucionario Artístico Patria o Muerte (Homeland or Death Revolutionary Artistic Front).
  • “We must remain on this pathway of participation; we are a people that are not willing to surrender in the face of unilateral coercive measures by the United States government,” Viscaya emphasized.

José Luis Granados Ceja from Truthout writes:

“The United Socialist Party of Venezuela secured a resounding victory in Sunday’s regional and local elections, which were defined by the return of obstinate far right political parties to Venezuela’s democratic process after years of United States-backed destabilization efforts and violent regime-change plots.

Preliminary results from the country’s electoral authority showed Chavistas winning up to 20 of the 23 governorships that were up for grabs. The results cemented the ruling socialists’ dominance over a political opposition that has struggled to unite under a cohesive strategy and banner after years of violent political schemes that failed to oust President Nicolás Maduro from power despite the opposition having considerable bipartisan support from the U.S. political establishment, which maintains a punishing sanctions regime on the country.

United Socialist Party of Venezuela supporters and sympathizers celebrated their victory, taking to the streets even before results were announced…”

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