Capriles: We will defeat the abuse of power eventually
"I'm extremely happy for the people of Miranda state," said Henrique Capriles Radonski in his first speech after his reelection as governor of Miranda state. He congratuled Henri Falcón (Lara state) and Liborio Guarulla (Amazonas state) on their victory. However, he said he could not feel happy for Venezuela, as pro-government candidates won 20 out of 23 gubernatorial offices
"I'm extremely happy for the people of Miranda state," said Capriles Radonski. He congratulated Henri Falcón (Lara state) and Liborio Guarulla (Amazonas state) for their victory. However, he said he could not feel happy for Venezuela, as pro-government candidates won 20 out of 23 gubernatorial offices.
According to Capriles Radonski, during the election campaign, he and his campaign team faced the heavy machinery of the Executive Office and competed on an uneven playing field. He urged people in Miranda state to keep on fighting.
"The struggle must continue because it has to come a day when we will beat the abuse of power, bribery, and the use of President Hugo Chávez's health condition for electioneering," said Capriles Radonski.
That political protest in Venezuela has lost momentum seems pretty obvious: people are no longer building barricades to block off streets near Plaza Francia in Altamira (eastern Caracas), an anti-government stronghold; no new images have been shown of brave and dashing protesters with bandanna-covered faces clashing with the National Guard in San Cristóbal, in the western state of Táchira; and those who dreamed of a horde of "Gochos" (Tachirans) descending in an avalanche to stir up revolt in Caracas have been left with no option but to wake up to reality.