Opposition presidential pre-candidates Teodoro Petkoff and
Julio Borges, together with northwestern Zulia state governor
Manuel Rosales, vowed to respond to the "national aspiration"
of selecting one single opposition presidential hopeful to
face Hugo Chávez in next December 3rd election.
Even though Rosales has not officially launched his presidential candidacy, he is likely to do it in the next few hours.
In a news conference held in Maracaibo, Zulia state, the hopefuls did not rule "any mechanism" to select an opposition candidacy by consensus. They may resort to primary elections, consensus or elect the candidate with the largest popular support.
They vowed to privilege the national interest to lead the country to a better future over personal and political aspirations.
FOREIGN POLICY "The imperial Venezuela of President Hugo Chávez has fallen on hard times." This is the phrase used by Félix Arellano, an internationalist and professor at Central University of Venezuela, to illustrate the country's situation with regard to foreign affairs.