Before entering in the details of the results I wanted to make a simple and clear post that illustrates the extent of electoral cheating that has taken place in Venezuela Sunday 26 September. In the slide above I have put together the results of Caracas, and the States of Carabobo and Miranda accounting among them for 32 of the 165 seats in play last Sunday (19.4% of the seats at stake).
I have added the vote list obtained by both the opposition and chavismo in the vote list, the total seats obtained and calculated the percentage. That is right, between these three areas chavismo got ONLY 45.3% of the vote and yet got 59.4% of the seats. Please, point out to me of any other electoral system in an alleged democratic country which is as unfair in its results as the Venezuelan one is. We are talking here of 3 of the 4 most populated areas of the country, not a selective sample I have taken to make the regime look bad. This is the exhibit A of how the CNE designed electoral laws and gerrymandering to screw the opposition and under-represent it dramatically.