CARACAS, Sunday October 07, 2012 | Update

Chávez calls upon all political actors to remain calm

President Hugo Chávez called on Venezuelans to "prepare to accept the results, whatever they are." He said he was confident that "nothing should happen that will stain the election day"

Pro-government campaign team Comando Carabobo urged voters still waiting to cast their ballots to remain in line (Photo: AVN)
Sunday October 07, 2012  08:38 PM
President Hugo Chávez said during a telephone press conference with the United Socialist Party of Venezuela (PSUV) held on Sunday night that there are still people voting in various polling centers throughout the country.

The candidate for reelection noted that today was "a memorable day."
Chávez called on all political actors to remain calm. "Let's not despair," he said, adding that the National Electoral Council, in his opinion, has made "a flawless work."

Chávez said he was confident that "nothing should happen that will stain the election day."

"Let's get ready to recognize the results, whatever they are," he added.
This is all there is

A simple reason: there is oil galore, would suffice to explain Guyana's actions. Another explanation lies in the little or none efforts made by the Venezuelan government to thwart the move by the Guyanese. This is certainly not a new problem, but a problem only recently highlighted because oil is involved. But what other resources does the disputed area hold? For most of us it is a section on the map with black and white stripes on it, a depiction of something distant, alien, a nothingness not worth paying much attention to in geography classes back in elementary school.

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