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.
Cristian Fonseca, a businessman in La Candelaria district downtown Caracas, was doing the accounts in his small shop office on Sunday December 21, 2008. The Christmas shopping season kept him working late hours into the night. It was around 11 p.m. and his phone rang. A friend broke the bad news to him over the telephone.