Thursday, February 22, 2007

Feb 22/07 | So You Still Think Chávez Won the 2004 Referendum? READ ON

Yes Jimmy, your were fooled...
but that is not really the point is it?
The point is why have you stayed so quiet
about a mess that has your fingerprints all over it?

Study shows how Hugo Chavez rigged elections in Venezuela

By Alek Boyd | Editor |

London 22.02.07 | A statistical study done by two Venezuelan scientists, Maria M. Febres Cordero and Bernardo Marquez, has determined that Hugo Chavez alleged victory in the recall referendum of 2004 was unlikely. The reports concludes by saying "the Venezuelan opposition has statistical evidence to reject the official results given by the CNE. The irregularities detected were observed consistently in numerous voting centers and the magnitude of the irregularities imply that the official results do not reflect the intention of voters with statistical confidence."

The report, which has been peer reviewed by the International Statistical Institute (ISI) and the International Statistical Review, has been published in the ISI's website, where a summary can be read. However given the importance of making such a report available to a wider audience I have decided to publish the entire report.

A statistical approach to assess referendum results: The Venezuelan recall referendum 2004