Venezuelan political leader Carlos Vecchio said that according to polls, Leopoldo López would be a heavyweight in the 2012 elections
Carlos Vecchio, a leading member of opposition Voluntad Popular party, reported that if the Inter-American Court of Human Rights (IACHR Court) rules in favor of former Chacao municipality mayor Leopoldo López, the Venezuelan party will nominate him as candidate for the opposition presidential primaries.
According to polls, Vecchio said, Leopoldo López would be "a heavyweight supported by many Venezuelans."
"We responsibly announce to the country that if the ruling of the IACHR Court is in favor of Leopoldo López, we will register him as candidate of Voluntad Popular party in the presidential primaries. Most importantly, we will put all our heart and faith to make him the next president of Venezuela," he stressed.
Hundreds of thousands of demonstrators took to the streets of Brazil on March 13 to demand the ouster of embattled President Dilma Rousseff, carrying banners expressing anger at bribery scandals and economic woes. A banner read "We don't want a new Venezuela in Brazil."