CARACAS, Friday August 31, 2012 | Update

Capriles: "We will remove the R and change it to evolution"

Opposition candidate Capriles has made an appeal to choose between stagnation or progress

Presidential hopeful Capriles has visited 185 towns since the campaign started two months ago (Photo: Guillermo Suárez/Comando Venezuela)
Friday August 31, 2012  01:07 PM
"I will never divide these people! (...) I will put in all my effort, all my energy and all my vocation to make our people work together!," Venezuelan opposition presidential candidate Capriles Radonski promised on Thursday in a mass rally in the town of Clarines in Anzoátegui state (east Venezuela). So far, the candidate has visited 182 towns since July 1.

After listening to the remarks of six community spokespersons on their main issues, Capriles highlighted some of his key programs for employment generation, education, public health and personal security.

"Those who think otherwise," referring to Chávez's supporters, "I do not regard you as enemies." However, Capriles alerted them, "be prepared, brother, because we are considering to remove the 'R' from the revolution you say you support and change it to evolution! (...) evolution means to solve the problems," Capriles remarked.

"You have to make a decision: either you are satisfied with what you have or you aspire to something better; either you want to be stuck or much better, to have a future with progress."
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