Last quote by David Smilde
It is sufficiently complex and ambiguous that it might freeze some countries in the international community who think this might be a concession to the opposition, or represents an autonomous political process and should be respected. It is a transparent attempt on the part of the government to skirt elections it knows it will lose.feedback
We found 4 articles in which David Smilde said something. The most recent David Smilde’s quote is: “Right now the opposition is enjoying a very rare moment of unity. Is the opposition is feeding off the international contempt, and the international contempt is feeding off the protest cycle in Venezuela. Some kind of immunity or assurance. To say, It's time for elections and not be afraid what happens.”. In addition, all sources we refer have quoted David Smilde 5 times. On this page, you will find all of David Smilde’s quotes organized by date and topic.
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Quotes by David Smilde
May 01 2017
Right now the opposition is enjoying a very rare moment of unity. Is the opposition is feeding off the international contempt, and the international contempt is feeding off the protest cycle in Venezuela. Some kind of immunity or assurance. To say, It's time for elections and not be afraid what happens.feedback
Apr 12 2017
At a certain point, divisions might emerge and some sector of the government may decide it is not worth continuing down the road to authoritarianism.feedback
Apr 12 2017
Venezuela has come under greater international scrutiny than in many years. That doesn't mean there won't be more arrests or disqualifications of opposition politicians. But it will be more difficult for the Maduro government to get away with it.feedback
Feb 14 2017
This is a tremendous gift to Maduro as it ensures El Aissami's loyalty. It essentially increases El Aissami's exit costs and gives him a personal stake in the continuation of 'Chavismo'. To be clear, El Aissami and others should be held responsible for their actions. However it should be understood this process has pernicious unintended consequences. I think we are effectively witnessing the creation of a rogue state.feedback
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