Zulia state governor hails rising turnout in his state
The Zulia state governor running for reelection urged people to vote
Some balloting stations could not start on time because some members were late (Photo: Reuters)
TERESA LUENGO | EL UNIVERSAL
Sunday December 16, 2012 12:36 PM
Pablo Pérez, the present Zulia state governor running for reelection, affirmed that turnout in his state "increases as time goes by," which makes him very "happy."
"Zulia will demonstrate today (Sunday) that it is still a democratic state," he underlined. Precisely for this reason, the opposition policymaker made an appeal to vote and "continue giving an example of the democratic principles and values characteristic in the region."
"The history of Zulia is to be written by us, Zulia residents, in golden letters (...) Those in Caracas will not determine for us our political fate," he cautioned.
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