Venezuela’s Opposition in a Favorable Position Amid Political Instability

Venezuela’s Opposition in a Favorable Position Amid Political Instability

Since Nicolas Maduro’s narrow victory over opposition candidate Henrique Capriles Radonski in Venezuela’s presidential election last month, tensions have escalated in the country, most recently with rival marches in the streets.

Last week, lawmakers engaged in a fistfight in the Legislative Assembly, in an altercation underscoring Venezuela’s political uncertainty following the death of former President Hugo Chavez.

Michael Shifter, president of the Inter-American Dialogue, called Maduro’s inability to keep order striking.

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