Opposition candidate Capriles: Chávez rewards corruption
Presidential candidate for the Unified Democratic Panel (MUD) said that if the President faced public funds misappropriation "he would run out of ministers." He added that the Government offers no solution to the country's problems and promised that if he comes into office, expropriations would stop
The presidential hopeful read out the main objectives of President Hugo Chávez's platform, which include the salvation of the planet and the balance of the Universe, and then he asked the crowd, "Where is the solution to the electric power, water, and public services' problems? Where is the blueprint for healthcare, education, and employment? This Government will not offer solutions to our problems. They do not propose it because their time is up," Capriles stated.
He added that if he comes into office on January 10, 2013, there would be changes from the outset. "In each of these towns, there will be public services, water supply and electricity for all (...) There will not be more expropriations in our Venezuela, no more seizures," he remarked. Capriles also promised the creation of a fund for employment generation, which will include the elderly.
Capriles Radonski has visited 240 towns from the beginning of his electoral campaign on July 1.
The very early morning after the presidential election (April 15), both candidates requested the National Electoral Council (CNE) to conduct a full audit of the process: one, Henrique Capriles, because he asserts that the election results are different from the ones announced, and the other one, Nicolás Maduro, in order to clear any doubt regarding his victory, and to reinforce his political stance. Nevertheless, as it is already known, President Maduro changed his mind.