February 15, 2009

Leopoldo López Very, Very Nearly Claims Opposition Victory

Quico says: Under National Elections Council rules, neither side is allowed to say anything about results until the council itself unveils its first official bulletin. Still, on UnionRadio just now, opposition Golden Boy Leopoldo López spoke in not-particularly-veiled tones about seeing results that are "very very similar to what we saw on December 2nd, 2007" (when the government was defeated in a similar referendum). He's talkin' all David and Goliath, waltzing very, very close to the line of claiming victory outright. Bravado? Bluff? Who can tell?

Jorge Rodríguez recommends the opposition make itself a camomille, López prescribes valerian root to the government. Wacky.