ELECTION 2012 | Táchira
Vielma Mora: "We need much democracy in Venezuela"
There is the need "seize the timing and become important citizens who will elect their authorities"
The pro-government candidate cast his ballot (File photo)
LORENA EVELYN ARRÁIZ | EL UNIVERSAL
Sunday December 16, 2012 02:23 PM
Candidate for ruling United Socialist Party of Venezuela (Psuv) running for Táchira state governor, José Gregorio Vielma Mora, made an appeal to "seize the timing to become important citizens who will elect their authorities and later request them to do the right thing for Táchira state."
"This is why I am here; asking you eagerly to go out and vote your favorite candidate. Abstention must be reduced; even though it is too high in local elections, such a custom should be broken as it endangers local political criteria," he cautioned.
About the sudden shutdown of the Venezuela-Colombia border on Saturday afternoon, he acknowledged that had not queried into the situation, and talked instead on potential bilateral relations if elected Táchira state governor.
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.