Monday, November 24, 2008

It is not Urban vs Rural but wealth vs poverty 

How can a country be 90% Urban and still have the rural party win almost everything? obviously if you live in lalaland you can divert the issue away from poverty but that is a losing strategy. It is still and will always be rich vs poor in Venezuela.

Here is a map of PPP GDP per capita per state.

Source of the Source

See the pattern? The richer the state the more likely they voted for the opposition. The only outliers are Monagas (oil wealth) and DC which is as urban as they come, but with not too many rich neighborhoods.


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