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Re: [Debconf-team] DC14 bids: certainty in Venezuela

Hi Gunnar,

I think these questions were answered on a previous email[0], but if you still need clarification, please keep asking.



El 05/03/13 13:23, Gunnar Wolf escribió:
Hi bidders!

I know Moray asked while opening up the discussion for the bidding
process to try to address our questions to both bids, but this is
meant for the Venezuelan bid - No way to make it more inclusive.

Some people have approached me with questions regarding the stability
of the Venezuelan government and the outlook for a 18 month period. We
have recently seen a strong devaluation of the formal exchange rate,
and Hugo Chávez's illness and health situation are a worrying factor.

Most of the proposed sponsors are paraestatal enterprises or directly
government entities. The proposed hotel and connectivity provider are
government-owned enterprises.

So, the following questions might arise:

• What is the outlook on the political situation without President
   Chávez's lead? I have heard versions pointing to calling again for
   elections, others suggesting the currently formed government can
   still hold the post. As for DebConf, we should not get in a debate
   whether Maduro or Cabello or Capriles or whoever, but rather on
   whether the support you have so far prospectively secured will

• How dependant is the support of the entities you have mentioned on
   the "political sign" of the government? That is, how certain are you
   to keep their support if elections are called and the government
   party changes? (I know that is a big "if" statement, but it is worth

I know it's quite hard to play prophet, but that's part of what we
should be doing facing this decision :-)


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