Video: Understanding the Venezuelan election results

December 13, 2020

The Venezuelan national assembly elections last weekend were significant for the dramatic win by the governing PSUV (United Socialist Party of Venezuela) with 69% of the vote compared to the 2015 elections which were won by the right wing opposition. Nevertheless there was an abstention rate around 70% which reflects some weaknesses for the socialist project in Venezuela. This interview with Federico Fuentes unpacks the issues around these elections.