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.
A group of some 60 Venezuelan economists from across the country and from different generations and backgrounds, has met regularly in the past couple of years and now has brought forth a document explaining the reasons of the current emergency and outlining specific proposals on how to address the serious economic crisis the country has plunged into over the last three years.