Opposition leader calls upon Venezuelans to exercise the right to vote
The executive secretary of the opposition Unified Democratic Panel (MUD) said the turnout in Sunday election of governors was "low," but voiced optimism that in the rest of the day people would go to voting centers
The executive secretary of opposition Unified Democratic Panel (MUD) Ramón Guillermo Aveledo called on all Venezuelans to exercise their right to vote in Sunday election of governors.
"I hope we can all exercise our right to vote. Really I urge you to get out and vote. It is very simple. Do not fail to vote because tomorrow it will be too late. Please go to vote. It is necessary for your region and Venezuela," he told a news conference.
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.