Venezuela: Polls say opposition candidate has 50% lead over Maduro

Source: Semafor

“Venezuela’s opposition candidate, Edmundo Gonzalez Urrutia, is leading President Nicolas Maduro in the polls by about 50% ahead of the country’s upcoming national election, which is supposed to take place on July 28. Gonzalez began the campaign cycle as a political unknown — he was put forward after the former opposition leader was barred from running — and has yet to be barred himself, although Maduro could still block his candidacy and the opposition before the election is due to take place. … While the polls show opposition firmly in the lead in Venezuela, people associated with Maduro’s party have warned that doesn’t guarantee a victory for Gonzalez. And even if the opposition wins the election, Maduro is unlikely to concede a win.” (06/10/24)