Under Hugo Fatass, the country has decended into a socialist failure. They are blessed with a boat load of oil, yet they remain one of the pooorest in Latin America. Their economy is shit, unemployment ranks near the highest in Latin America. Their crime and murder rate is the highest in Latin America, all increased 10 fold when Hugo Fatass outlawed private ownership of guns. This is a brave man, running against an antisemitic corrupt regime. They don't have free press or free elections. He might be killed well before the election. Socialist dictators aren't keen on fairness! But we can always hope! Jewish descendent to run against Chavez in elections - Israel News, Ynetnews 3 mill out of 26 million voted in the primary!!! We don't even get 3 million people to vote in our elections. 3 mil is 12% of the TOTAL population (so take out the under-agers and disqualified voters and that participation percent is INSANE)! Promising Hope and Change! Hope it works better for this guy!