Pro-government deputy: Chávez will be the ruling party's candidate
Darío Vivas, a pro-government deputy (ruling United Socialist Party of Venezuela, PSUV) said Thursday that the opposition is trying "to ignite a political crisis or put the country in a state of shock by any means," as polls, according to him, show that President Hugo Chávez will be reelected
Pro-government Deputy Darío Vivas (ruling United Socialist Party of Venezuela, PSUV) referred to the alleged statements made by pro-government governor of the state of Portuguesa Wilmar Castro Soteldo about the possibility of not holding the presidential election if President Hugo Chávez is not the ruling party's candidate. Vivas said that such are a "media hoax" oschestrated amidst an opposition destabilization plan.
"There is a conspiracy. Some groups are working to destabilize the country. These media hoaxes, and attacks on government institutions to discredit and demonize them. Attacks on honest people seek to create by any means a political crisis or put the country in a state of shock," Vivas stated.
"We can ensure that our candidate will be Hugo Chávez, and that the next Venezuelan president will be Hugo Chávez," the pro-government lawmaker and member of the United Socialist Party of Venezuela (PSUV) highlighted.
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."