Venezuela’s new opposition candidate Corina Yoris blocked from presidential election

President for Life Nicolas Maduro celebrates exclusion of opposition candidates from upcoming election

From our Bureau of Latrine American Socialist Democracies with some assistance from our Captain Renault Bureau of Shocking News About Rigged Elections

Ay! Yesterday, Venezuelans opposed to the dictatorship of Castro, Inc. puppet Nicolas Maduro were joyfully celebrating the entrance of their 80-year-old philosopher into the 2024 presidential election race. Today they are facing the grim reality that Maduro and his Castronoid handlers will not allow her to run for office. How shocking! Her candidacy lasted less than 24 hours! This is outrageous! Please, everyone, contact your local Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion officials. We’re shocked, shocked, by such shenanigans. O, Captain Renault, if only you were still alive to help convey the immense shock of this latest piece of news from Latrine America!

Abridged from the Masters of Understatement and Climate Change Hysteria at the BBC

Venezuela’s main opposition coalition says its candidate has been blocked from July’s presidential election.

The opposition Unitary Platform (PUD) said it was unable to access the electoral council website to register its candidate, Corina Yoris.

It is the latest setback for the PUD, whose leader, María Corina Machado, has been barred from running for office. Polls have suggested that if the election was free and fair, Ms Machado could beat President Nicolás Maduro.

President Maduro had no problems registering his candidacy for a third consecutive term in office. He celebrated with a rally in the capital Caracas, where he was cheered by supporters wearing the red colour associated with his socialist PSUV party.

Twelve people from a variety of small parties were also able to file candidates – some are aligned with the government and none of them is thought to be a serious challenger to President Maduro.

One of those who was able to register was the governor of the state of Zulia, Manuel Rosales, from the Un Tiempo Nuevo (A New Era) party. He surprised many by putting himself forward at the last minute, seemingly without the knowledge of the PUD coalition of which Un Tiempo Nuevo forms part.

Asked if the opposition PUD would now rally around Mr Rosales, Ms Machado responded simply: “My candidate is Corina Yoris.”

Ms Machado argued that by blocking Ms Yoris from registering, President Maduro had effectively “chosen” who he would run against. “They’re not [free] elections, if the regime chooses the candidates,” she said.

Ms Machado, 56, made headlines in October when the notoriously divided opposition united behind her. She received more than 90% of votes in a primary election organised by the opposition.

Several regional campaign officials have been jailed over the past months.

And only last week, arrest warrants were issued for Ms. Machado’s campaign manager and eight other staffers, who have been accused of taking part in a conspiracy to overthrow President Maduro.

María Corina Machado herself had a ban which prevents her from running for public office confirmed by the Supreme Court, which is stacked with government loyalists.

President Maduro, who has been in power since 2013, has withstood international pressure to allow Ms Machado to run in the presidential election scheduled for 28 July. He told his supporters last month that “we’re going to win by hook or by crook, we’re going to win, always”.

Whole story HERE in the King’s English

3 thoughts on “Venezuela’s new opposition candidate Corina Yoris blocked from presidential election”

  1. Venezuelans are playing Charlie Brown to Maduro’s Lucy with the damn football. Those in power have zero intention of being voted out of it, especially since they know most voters want them gone.

  2. In the U.S. our party in power tis doing all it can to prevent its opposition candidate from bieng able to run or even be free.
    We know Venezuela is a Communist tyranny/.
    What is our excuse?

    • Our “excuse” is that roughly half the electorate is degenerate enough to back and enable Dems. But don’t misunderstand me; Republicans leave LOTS to be desired–they’re just the lesser evil.

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