Pro-government election team: Too early to talk about abstention
Jorge Rodríguez, the head of pro-government election team, Carabobo Command, promised that the red machinery would be displayed in the 23 Venezuelan states, in every municipality and parish, like in the presidential election
According to Jorge Rodríguez, the head of pro-government election team, Carabobo Command, it is too soon to call abstention in the gubernatorial election of Sunday, December 16.
"We bet on high turnout at the end of the day. Please, go out and vote," he said during the first press conference of the pro-government coalition. He promised that, like in the presidential election, the red machinery would be displayed in the 23 Venezuelan states, in every municipality and parish.
"We are making a millimeter follow-up (...) We will keep on monitoring minute after minute," he said, in reference to the participation of the government sector.
Rodríguez remembered that balloting stations would remain open until 6:00 p.m. and claimed that the procedure is "very fast."
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.