Opposition wins in 28 more municipalities compared to 2006
Southwestern Táchira state recorded the highest increase in votes against President Chávez
Southwestern Táchira state recorded the highest increase of votes in favor of the opposition. Back in 2006, the opposition won in six municipalities, whereas on October 7, its victory spread to 14 municipalities.
In northern Carabobo state, the opposition won in three municipalities in the latest president election, one more than in 2006
In Lara state (northwest Venezuela), from zero municipalities in 2006, the opposition won in two municipalities on October 7.
In northern Miranda state, the opposition got the majority of votes in five municipalities on October 7, one more than back in 2006.
In contrast, northwestern Zulia state represents the only electoral slowdown for the opposition. In 2006, the opposition got eight municipalities, whereas on October 7, it only managed to win in two municipalities.
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."