Re: [OPE-L] official results

From: michael a. lebowitz (mlebowit@SFU.CA)
Date: Mon Dec 04 2006 - 13:01:48 EST

At 10:31 04/12/2006, David L wrote:
>   Question: aside from the percentage figures, did we make the ten million
>votes goal?  That was a symbolic target for the Chazez coalition.  Any
>word on that yet?
>    David

The final vote count hasn't been announced--- probably 2 hours. But,
there's no way that the 10 million would be reached. In an interview
of few months back, Chavez admitted he'd been told it was a
mathematical impossibility and that 8 million was a more feasible
target. Since he had under 6 million with 78% of the votes counted,
I'm not sure he'll make that. But, the campaign was so incoherent
(for reasons I suggest in an interview due out in the December
Socialist Review) that I'm happy to see he's done as well as he did.
Michael A. Lebowitz
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Economics Department
Simon Fraser University
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