Fractured Venezuelan Opposition Exacerbates Guaidó’s Worries

Capriles' gamble on parliamentary elections increases the fragility of the Venezuelan opposition leader, recognized as interim president by several countries, but attacked for his inability to present clear progress on his agenda.

RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL - Henrique Capriles' return to the forefront of Venezuelan politics, with his gamble to contest the December 6th elections, not only added to chronic opposition divergences. It also further compromises the future of Juan Guaidó, whom dozens of countries still recognize as Venezuela's interim president, a position without real power in the country, though with influence, particularly in the international community.

His difficulty in offering an alternative to electoral participation and the failure of his strategy to remove Maduro from power has lent voice to a choir of critics. Moreover, most Venezuelans have lost hope in . . .

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