Phone call for King Pyrrhus!
When is a win not a win? Well how about when you win between 48-52% of the popular vote in a legislative election, but only get around 39% of the seats!
Which is exactly what appears to be happening in the wonderland that is Venezuelan politics.
I know that seats and votes are not one to one anywhere in the world, and other parties have pulled this off in the past, but this is a pretty big gap.
Boz offers some analysis here.
Actually, I am not sure what is more amazing: that Chavez's party lost the popular vote or that the loss was straightforwardly announced.