Chávez: "We do not have the date yet"
He recommended the opposition to acknowledge the election results
"Thus far, no day to enroll my nomination has been set yet. But, sure enough, my name will be displayed on the ballot," informed Venezuela's President Hugo Chávez in a new telephone contact with the members of the United Socialist Party of Venezuela (PSUV.)
"The Bolivarian revolution is working under a dedicated plan; in light of this programmatic reality, we are ascertaining on the right timing to take the step at the National Electoral Council," he affirmed.
Chávez underscored that the real electioneering is yet to begin. "Everything is step by step. The progress of the revolution will be felt in the streets; sure enough, under the clear guidelines of the campaign team led by (Caracas mayor) Jorge Rodríguez."
The Head of State encouraged the opposition Unified Democratic Panel (MUD) to observe the results of the presidential election.
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."