Saturday, November 25, 2006

Venezuela's Political Disaster - November 25, 2006

Dear Journalists,

Following the AP IPSOS Poll results published in The Washington Post and reported by CNN:

AP Poll: Chavez Way Ahead in Venezuela, by Ian James, The Associated PressFriday, November 24, 2006; 12:05 PM
I am confused with this type of poll results. Is it disinformation? Are those of us based abroad getting other views of the situation in Venezuela as published by the Venezuelan press and reported by trusted witnesses attending the Opposition marches in Venezuela? How many election related offices does Chavez own outside allegedly owning Smartmatic, the infamous e-voting software company? Does Chavez own or finance IPSOS? The fact that IPSOS offices is based in France and was officiated in 1999 after Chavez took power may hold a lot of clues.

Please read analysis written by Maritza Ramirez Agena "When Is a Poll Not a Poll?Sometimes Numbers Do Lie" published on Ms. Ramirez Agena examines the fear factor among the interviewees questioned about who they would vote for. I have posted this article on my blog on this date.

On this Saturday, Venezuelans are gathering in Caracas to show support for Opposition candidate Manuel Rosales. I do not have pictures yet, but I am getting messages from the march from loved ones with tears on their eyes fascinated by the large crowds:

For pictures please double check later on,,,,

Maru Angarita
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