Video Duration 24 minutes 44 seconds
From: Inside Story

Has the Bolivarian revolution in Venezuela failed?

Opinion polls predict an opposition victory in next Sunday’s election.

With elections due to be held next Sunday, questions are already being asked about the future of Venezuela and the legacy of former president Hugo Chavez.

Two years after he died, his opponents are threatening to end the Bolivarian revolution.

The socialist government stands to lose its majority for the first time in 16 years.

On Inside Story, we ask whether the revolution has run its course? And is the opposition really able to fix Venezuela’s problems?


Presenter: Sami Zeidan


Phil Gunson – Senior analyst at the International Crisis Group

Mark Weisbrot – Co-director of the Center for Economic and Policy Research

Roberto Patino – Founder of the Caracas Mi Convive NGO, which aims to reduce violence through youth empowerment and inclusion