Will Venezuela’s Maduro suffer the same fate as Rousseff?

France 24 - May 17, 2016

Anna Ayuso, senior research fellow at the Barcelona Centre for International Affairs (CIDOB), agreed that a referendum to boot out Maduro was unlikely. “I don’t think the two situations are similar,” Ayuso said when asked to compare the political crises that have struck Venezuela and Brazil. “It has been a long time since the Venezuelan opposition has been playing the referendum card. Rousseff’s impeachment only became possible when the (former coalition partners) PSDB turned on her. In Venezuela the entire opposition has been on the same page,” she said.

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