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."
Cristian Fonseca, a businessman in La Candelaria district downtown Caracas, was doing the accounts in his small shop office on Sunday December 21, 2008. The Christmas shopping season kept him working late hours into the night. It was around 11 p.m. and his phone rang. A friend broke the bad news to him over the telephone.