Chavez: Pro-Chávez governors are better than opposition governors
In a TV interview with Televisión de Oriente TV network, in eastern Anzoátegui state, President Hugo Chávez said that the opposition is "hypocritical" when they vow to improve public services or work for and with the poor. He pleaded jointly responsible for the failures, but he claimed that "Chávez cannot be the mayor of the whole country"
President Hugo Chávez, who is seeking reelection in October 7 election, said Friday that both the State and the President of the Republic, rather than responsible are jointly responsible with the people and regional authorities across the country for the bad condition of public services nationwide.
He said that Thursday, during his rally in Barcelona, Anzoátegui state, he ascertained, through pictures, the condition of the streets and electrical service in the region, and therefore instructed authorities to take the relevant steps to solve such problems.
"You have to take responsibility. We are jointly responsible," he said. However, he added, "Chávez cannot be the mayor of the whole country."
The president said that the opposition is "hypocritical" when they vow to improve public services or work for and with the poor.
"I am sure that if you compare the work of our governors with that of any opposition governor, (the work of the former will always be better). The opposition takes power for doing business only. They do not care about the people."
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."