Socialists in Venezuela’s Opposition Push for Participating in Future Rigged Elections

Venezuelan president Nicolas Maduro celebrates the results of 'Constituent Assembly', in Caracas, on July 31, 2017. Deadly violence erupted around the controversial vote, with a candidate to the all-powerful body being elected shot dead and troops firing weapons to clear protesters in Caracas and elsewhere. / AFP PHOTO / RONALDO SCHEMIDT (Photo credit should read RONALDO SCHEMIDT/AFP/Getty Images)
A major fault line in Venezuela’s opposition movement surfaced this week as the socialist elements of the Democratic Unity Roundtable (MUD) urge participation in the government’s regional elections, which the center-right opposition rejects as a move legitimizing dictator Nicolás Maduro.