Presidential pre-candidate urges Venezuelans to participate in primaries
Miranda state governor Henrique Capriles Radonski, one of the opposition presidential pre-candidates to the primary elections to be held on February 12, sent a message of respect and professionalism to the Venezuelan Armed Forces
During a political rally in the city of Maracay, central state of Aragua, Henrique Capriles Radonski, one of the presidential precandidates of opposition umbrella group Unified Democratic Panel (MUD), urged people to participate massively in the primary elections to be held on February 12, 2012.
Capriles Radonski sent a message of respect and professionalism to the National Armed Force. "The military are committed to the Constitution. People should not be misguided by some people in power who, in trying to flatter some military officers, make statements affecting the institution."
"They (the military) have the same problems as the rest of people. We say to them that the force to change is always stronger than any obstacle or any action leading to create uncertainty, to put pressure on people or blackmail them," the governor said.
José Vicente Rangel clearly said: "We are not conducting negotiations threatened with a gun in the head." He warned behind closed doors in the midst of the social upheaval occurred during the oil strike in 2002 and 2003. Dissenting Timoteo Zambrano answered back that no other option was available: "The thing is that otherwise, you do not negotiate."