Capriles Radonski: I step down as governor for the sake of Venezuela
The opposition candidate running for president handed over command of Miranda state government to Adriana D'Elia
Upon delivery of the sash and following the oath, Venezuela's opposition candidate Henrique Capriles Radonski entrusted the Miranda state government to Adriana D'Elía, to embark upon electioneering ahead of the voting of October 7.
The acting governor was also awarded the Miranda Meritorious Order. "I reassert my loyalty and commitment to proceed with such transparent management filled with progress enjoyed by Miranda residents and longed for by Venezuelans," D'Elia proclaimed.
For his part, Capriles claimed that his decision to step down as Miranda governor is for a cause. "It has a name: Venezuela."
President Nicolás Maduro is not only the heir to the throne, but also to an economic crisis which demanded urgent measures to rectify the course. The crisis showed up in two aspects: a 50% inflation estimate, and shortage of staples ranging between 70% and 98%. These issues might hit the President's poor popularity; considering his feeble electoral victory of 1% over his challenger.