Capriles evicts Caldera from his project; demands inquest
"I will let nobody use my name and the project to put me in a swamp"
The candidate took the decision following the release of a video on state-run TV channel VTV featuring the congressman receiving money from an alleged businessman for the election campaign. "I will let nobody use my name and the project to put me in a swamp."
"I am not an open book and will never let anybody to use my name to his/her own benefit, seeking privileges. This is what politics has destroyed and this is the view our people have of many politicians in the country."
Capriles reasserted his commitment to all Venezuelans to "work on a project lacking the vices both of the past and the present."
"I will be implacable. I do not accept blackmail. I do not accept pressure. I am not here to advocate any group, but to build a Venezuela where Venezuelans can go ahead."
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."