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Saturday, July 29, 2017

The beginning of the end for Maduro's Venezuela?

The beginning of the end for Maduro's Venezuela?



Last weekend's opposition-organized referendum marks a fascinating contrast with other types of transitions to liberal democracy (if this indeed turns out to be the outcome). Chile's Augusto Pinochet also left power after a referendum, but it was one he had organized himself. In Poland, the government, exhausted by the general strikes called by Solidarity, eventually opened negotiations with Lech Walesa's famous union in the late 1980s.

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