This is big news.
The worst case scenario has been averted. In a speech oozing out-of-place bitterness, opposition bete-noire Jorge Rodríguez says he will not put himself up to reappointment to the CNE board. The door is now open for the National Assembly to choose a CNE leadership able to command the entire country's confidence. Will Chávez go for it?
This is big, big news.