Maduro: "I am certain that Chávez supporters did not vote out of sorrow"
Venezuelan President Nicolás Maduro urged the opposition to take a stance regarding the alleged fraud
The purpose is "to pique them for the battle for the homeland" and make them vote in the upcoming local polls of December 8.
"Many fellow citizens would rather stay at home out of sadness. That happened here. I have the names. They are revolutionary fellow citizens overwhelmed by sorrow," the president said at the end of the so-called Street Government, in Apure state.
Clamoring for "fair trial"
The president lamented that the opposition, after claiming fraud in the presidential election "and launching its fascist hordes" to the streets "and causing quite a few killings, now are asking for indulgence." In this regard, he strongly recommended taking a final stance.
President Nicolás Maduro is not only the heir to the throne, but also to an economic crisis which demanded urgent measures to rectify the course. The crisis showed up in two aspects: a 50% inflation estimate, and shortage of staples ranging between 70% and 98%. These issues might hit the President's poor popularity; considering his feeble electoral victory of 1% over his challenger.