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ANALYSIS | Assessment on Maduro's 100 days in office

Expert questions where Bolivarian and pro-Chavez socialism has gone

University professor stated that the relative success of President Nicolás Maduro in his 100 days in office is attributed to the fact that he took office without the traditional "honeymoon" new administrations enjoy

Nicmer Evans, a fierce supporter of Hugo Chávez, has been a harsh critic of Nicolás Maduro’s administration (File photo)
EL UNIVERSAL
Monday July 29, 2013  02:00 PM
"After five months, why does the clamor of the people focuses on a sense of nostalgia for the absence (of late President Hugo Chávez) and not for his legacy? political expert and university professor Nicmer Evans asked in his blog on Sunday.

The university professor stated that the relative success of President Nicolás Maduro in his 100 days in office is attributed to the fact that he took office without the traditional "honeymoon" new administrations enjoy. 

Evan, who is also a member of ruling party PSUV, launched critiques on the achievement of governability at the expenses of the "construction of the Bolivarian and pro-Chávez socialism."

In this sense, Evans referred to negotiations "with business sectors without any sort of pedagogical approach (...) the meeting with Colombian President (Juan Manuel) Santos without making reference to his meeting with [presidential opposition Henrique] Capriles, silence regarding Sitme (the Transaction System for Foreign Currency Denominated Securities), the hermetic approach adopted to address the real economic situation of the country, the measures that shall be adopted, the selection of the candidates of the next local elections without any sort of prior consultation..."
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