Chávez recommends opponents to take it easy
He slammed media outlets which claimed that no date had been set for his registration as presidential candidate at the National Electoral Office (CNE)
Venezuela's President Hugo Chávez advised dissenters to calm down following presumed attacks on workers of the Public Media National System during a rally of challenger Henrique Capriles Radonski in Guárico state.
"We issue an appeal for calm to those who show, now almost every day, despair on the opposition side," the Head of State suggested.
"The election is four months away; they will be bluntly defeated; I call upon reasonable opposition leaders; some of them are worried and in despair. Therefore, we issue an appeal to preserve peace," Chávez commented during a ministerial council at Miraflores presidential palace in an obligatory simultaneous broadcast.
Registration at the CNE
Chávez railed on media outlets, which reported that no date had been scheduled yet for his enrollment as presidential candidate at the National Electoral Council, claiming that they purport to "create uncertainty."
He promised to make his registration formal some time, in June 1-11. "We will deliver our 2012-2019 government plan to the National Electoral Council, as a requirement to enroll our candidacy; we will do it between June 1 and 11."
Translated by Conchita Delgado
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."