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.
Around 1.5 million Venezuelans have decided to emigrate in search of a better future for their families. The figure accounts to between 4% and 6% of the overall population. Approximately 88% of these expatriates have made up their mind to emigrate over the last 15 years.