At the weekend, the SKWAWKBOX published a clear-cut case of disinformation about the situation in Venezuela – and showed that in spite of Foreign Secretary Jeremy Hunt’s claim that the country’s election was rigged, its electoral ballot system has been described as world-class even by right-wing media.
When right-wing governments were not busy trying to bring down Venezuela’s left-wing government, of course.
But evidence from two separate, independent election observers underlines even more clearly why claims that Venezuela’s election was rigged and that right-winger Juan Guaido’s self-proclaimed presidency is therefore somehow valid, simply do not stand up to any kind of scrutiny.
Irish MP Chris Hazzard, who acted as an election observer in Venezuela, spoke out on social media, making his opinion of Hunt’s claims unmistakably clear:
But another election observer, London journalist Calvin Tucker, made a video last year detailing the vote-casting process and why it is impossible to rig or stuff:
The evidence is clear that the Establishment is selling politically-motivated snake-oil.
Maduro’s government may be imperfect, but its democratic validity is beyond question – and the process that gave it its mandate is far more foolproof than governments in the UK and US can currently claim.
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