Venezuela’s place in Latin America is unique in the sense that in a sea of relative stability, it is subject to extreme economic and political turmoil. The upcoming Dec. 6 legislative elections have once again brought to the forefront security issues and political chaos. There is
already speculation among regional experts and media outlets the opposition will have a strong showing in the Venezuelan elections. If the opposition wins a majority, the question of governance and transition arises. If the opposition fails to get a majority, undoubtedly some will
bring calls of election fraud. However, the recent regional-level support for a democratic electoral process in Venezuela and the emergence of Chile as a leftist facilitator suggest that there is a higher chance of post-election political stability in Venezuela.
The lead up to Venezuela’s Dec. 6 legislative elections illustrates Latin America’s regional efforts to internally manage political uncertainty in the region and avo
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