Sunday, May 20, 2018

Class Cleavages in Today’s Voting in Venezuela


Voting centers in middle class areas did not have the usual lines of people waiting to vote. On the other hand, in the popular sectors, small towns and rural areas there generally seems to be a fair-size turnout. This photo was taken outside a school which serves as a voting center in Tronconal, Barcelona at nearly noontime which is way after the peak hour for voting – which is much earlier in the morning. Opposition spokespeople are claiming that there was massive voting abstention, but their claim is undoubtedly based on the middle class areas they frequent and where they count on greater support.

3 Comments:

At May 20, 2018 at 12:35 PM , Blogger Alex said...

We saw this with the votes in 2017 where opposition sources like Caracas Chronicles and Western ones like Reuters were claiming voter turnout was so low that it might be under 5%. Turned out it was 42% and they were just basing their reports on what they saw in the upper class areas.

 
At May 21, 2018 at 8:11 AM , Blogger Leonardo Justino said...

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At May 21, 2018 at 8:16 AM , Blogger Leonardo Justino said...

Could you say how was the results for the congress? i didnt find anything yet...greetins for brazil

 

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