Venezuela is at a dilemma. The situation in the South American state is characterized by confusion, stagnation and crisis. It is difficult to pinpoint the right turn and how to end the crisis. Should the Bolivarian Process be aborted? The right decision must be carefully thought, else the country might plunge even deeper into the crisis.

Is there a blight of home? Do Venezuelans see a beacon of light in their quagmire? The situation in Venezuela can be categorized as an institutional crisis. It all began with the death of Hugo Chavez in 2013 and the unexpected collapse in the global oil price. The influence of the U.S. conservative elites was pronounced in the U.S-backed opposition which created an atmosphere of tension that continued till the present time. The Venezuela government also contributed their quota to the failing state and their actions and inactions resulted to the growing problem in the South American state.

The best bet would not be a replay the incidence in our mind or to mourn over the lost years. However, it is important to seek out the way out of the misery. Although the situation is difficult to deal with, yet Venezuela can come of the quagmire. One of the options to consider is dialogue. However, dialogue will not provide a way out of the problem. Who should Venezuelans dialogue with? The source of the problem is simply not known and therefore it would not be practical dialoging. Dialogue might actually serve to ease the tension but only for a while.

Even in the midst of the simmering issues, Venezuelans go to the pool to elect representatives for their nation. The case of Venezuela represents a failed revolution. Revolutions have succeeded in certain countries of the world but not in Venezuela. It is also a situation of a failed and ineffective government. Perhaps the replacement of the government might serve to ease the tension and help Venezuela to crawl of the mess. However, care must be taken to ensure that right government and people are elected to the office.

A lot is at stakes especially with the ongoing election. Venezuela stands at the chance of either solving their problem or worsening it. Electing the Rights would clearly not solve the problem. Their austerity and political approach may not be the best for the failing state.