Zulia state governor hails rising turnout in his state
The Zulia state governor running for reelection urged people to vote
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.
They are marching in step to the same tune. There is a coordinated effort to position the idea. The Twitter hashtag #YoSoyVictimaDeLaGuarimba (I'm a victim of "guarimbas", or protest barricades) can be read on all pro-government Twitter accounts, including those of the ruling United Socialist Party of Venezuela (PSUV), the National Assembly's Press Office, the state-run food distribution network PDVAL, state airline Conviasa, the Venezuelan embassies in foreign countries, radio stations and the huge media network responsive to the Government's interests and messages.