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
Ramón Guillermo Aveledo called to vote in the two hours remaining until the closure of voting centers (File photo)
Sunday December 16, 2012 04:48 PM
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.
Following a wave of nationalizations carried out by the late President Hugo Chavez between 2007 and 2012, Venezuela has become the second most frequent respondent to investment treaty arbitration in the world (38 cases in total), after Argentina.