Oh aye?

Embattled socialist President Nicolas Maduro, who lost control of Venezuela’s National Assembly in polls earlier this month, said on Tuesday that fraud had marred the vote, which was being investigated.
“I am not going to release preliminary results of the investigation … There were a lot of things going on. Buying people’s votes … control of members of polling station teams and entire polling station teams,” Maduro said on his weekly television show.
“Criminals were buying votes … There was a plan,” Maduro added on VTV state TV.
The president claimed the result of the December 6 legislative polls – in which the opposition alliance MUD won control of the National Assembly for the first time in 16 years – was “circumstantial.”
Maduro said he would soon reveal what he called the opposition’s “plan” to the nation, along with evidence. He did not immediately say when.

Because of course the people could not possibly have voted against incompetent fuckwits, could they?

9 comments on “Oh aye?

  1. “Criminals were buying votes … There was a plan,” Maduro added on VTV state TV.

    Wasn’t that, like, the President’s entire election plan?

    What else have they been doing but buying votes?

  2. Considering that Maduro + chums had an “Argos vouchers for votes” campaign to “re-elect” Chavez this is loaded with irony or something like that….

    Of course ,,,, Ken Livingston and Corbyn’s crew were enthusiastic admirers of the Bolivarian revolution – no?

  3. The usual gullible fools and useful idiots will be out soon claiming it was all a CIA plot to discredit socialism.

  4. tomo

    Yes indeed they were…once. As this turns ugly though – and it beginning g to turn very ugly indeed – they have ditched Venezuela like they would ditch a bag of coke when a cop approaches.

  5. @Ironman,

    “Yes indeed they were…once. As this turns ugly though – and it beginning g to turn very ugly indeed – they have ditched Venezuela like they would ditch a bag of coke when a cop approaches.”

    I believe the next “Future for Socialism” is Bolivia. Until that goes tits up too, when it will never have been socialist at all, making these people either blatant liars, extremely stupid, or both.

  6. “You can tell a lot about a man by what he accuses others of.”

    I’m reading Peter Oborne’s The Rise of Political Lying. If only more people had applied that to Blair we may have spared a few years of pain.

  7. Bloke in North Dorset – “The usual gullible fools and useful idiots will be out soon claiming it was all a CIA plot to discredit socialism.”

    How long before they discover the Zionists were to blame?

    This is just Paul Hollander’s Political Pilgrims. No matter how often The Promised Land is shown to be a mass grave, the Left continues to believe, it will continue to throw its previous idols down the memory hole and pretend they were never worshiped, while looking for the next Golden Boy. They will never stop because in the end it is likely to be really about their fathers or something.

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