Frist off, I want to apologize to my followers because this is going to be a long, political-themed answer. These are not fun to have on your dash, so to every other question I get regarding Venezuela’s situation, I’m just going to redirect them to this ask.
Now tegosaur, I appreciate your concern and thank you for asking me about this. I am not the press and I’m not related to the media in any way, so I can only answer you as a citizen of Venezuela, and according to my own experiences in the matter.
Countries like Brazil, Argentina, Bolivia, Ecuador, China, and so many others, have “stable” political relations to Venezuela’s current goverment. Therefore, those statements are only logical. You must remember that the media is and will always be easily manipulable.
My advise would be (in this case, and in any happening that makes it to the international news from any country in the world), not to believe everything the local press says, and make sure to consult several sources from all over the world, including a country’s citizens themselves. No matter how impartial a news company may claim to be, they will never give you the full picture of what’s going on and will keep biased one way or another. (´・д・)」Draw your own conclusions from that investigation.
The election was close, yes, but the results estimated for both parties do not match. Therefore, a recount is needed. Makes sense I think.
Now on your second question, it’s easy and yet difficult to answer. There’s just so many things wrong with this man I almost don’t know where to start.
But let’s start by the most obvious one, which is that he’s 100% illegitimate as a president. No, I’m not talking about the fraud.
You see, according to our constitution, when a president passes away, the new provisionary president to take charge must be the president of the National Assembly (in our case, a dude named Diosdado Cabello). Maduro was the Vicepresident. He got the charge because Chavez so decided it, and no one in the goverment opposed to it, but that does not erase the fact that it’s illegal. This all happened prior the elections.
Now, in the 100+ days he’s been “president”, we’ve had the highest robbery and murder rate EVER, generalized food and medicine shortages, two devaluations of our coin, and lots of other things, like making the workers of public companies like PDVSA (Petroleum of Venezuela) deposit part of their salary to “contribute” to his electoral campaign.
And if that isn’t enough (yeah, it gets longer), after “winning” the elections, he accepted the recount and then retracted, he took oath as president ignoring the request for a recount of the votes (which is a right of the candidates stated in the constitution), has denied the right to speak to opposition deputies in the National Assembly (which is a right of any deputy stated in the constitution), has prohibited public manifestations (which is a right of the people stated in the constitution), has filed the order to put Capriles under arrest for “inciting violence”, has threatened Spain into not give any opinions towards the matter, is constantly attacking Obama and his goverment, has called his followers and the military to “defend the revolution”, has had civils (mostky students) gotten SHOT AT POINT BLANK FOR PROTESTING (pacifically, as they were unarmed) AND EVEN YET, HE CLAIMS HE IS THE PRESIDENT OF PEACE, LOVE AND DEMOCRACY.
So, the thing is not wether everyone wanted Capriles to win. Everyone wanted to have a legit goverment, respectful of the constitution and laws, chosen in a democratic way, willing to govern not 50% of the country, but the country as a whole.
And we didn’t get that.
Instead we get a dictator that is attacking half of my country, while favouring the other half, manipulating the media and ignoring the International demand of a vote recount because he so obviously won through fraud.
And this, ladies and gentlemen, is why shit is going down in Venezuela.