Capriles to announce his vice-president before the presidential election
He pledged to include all public transport drivers into the social security system
The information was revealed on his Facebook and Twitter accounts after he staged a rally with the public transport sector.
At the rally, drivers made questions, mentioned some of their projects, and voiced several complaints regarding the sector.
Capriles claimed that the Government has not paid attention to the transport sector except during critical situations.
The presidential candidate stated that as many as "70% of the vehicles of the sector have come to the end of their useful lives. Furthermore, some 85% of the drivers are excluded from the social security system."
He went on and claimed that as many as 100 public transport vehicles are robbed each day in Venezuela and two drivers are murdered monthly. He added that 70% of the roads in the country are in bad conditions.
Capriles expressed he would strengthen the National Fund of Urban Transportation (Fontur) in order to tackle some of these problems.
The candidate pledged to reincorporate some vehicles that are currently out of operation, create a school of drivers, and include public transport drivers into the social security system.
In order to fight insecurity, Capriles proposed the implementation of an intelligent card-based system to avoid the use of cash by drivers. "We must rely on technology," said Capriles.
Translated by Jhean Cabrera
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."