Venezuelan VP thanks states that "broke free from the bourgeois oppression"
The Venezuelan vice-president recalled that Liberator Simón Bolívar died 182 years ago and for decades "his ideas and his works were betrayed and torn apart" until the country "woke up"
Venezuelan Vice-President Nicolás Maduro expressed on Monday his gratitude to voters in the states of Zulia, Carabobo, Táchira, Nueva Esparta, Monagas, and Mérida for "breaking free" from "the bourgeois oppression" in the gubernatorial election held in Venezuela on Sunday. He added that the people "taught a lesson on awareness and determination to accompany (President Hugo) Chávez under any circumstances."
In the commemoration of the 182nd anniversary of the death of Simón Bolívar, the Liberator of Venezuela, the vice-president explained that parallel candidacies endangered the ruling party's victory. The leader urged Chávez's supporters to unite.
The Venezuelan vice-president recalled that the Liberator died 182 years ago and for decades "his ideas and his works were betrayed and torn apart" until the country "woke up."
That political protest in Venezuela has lost momentum seems pretty obvious: people are no longer building barricades to block off streets near Plaza Francia in Altamira (eastern Caracas), an anti-government stronghold; no new images have been shown of brave and dashing protesters with bandanna-covered faces clashing with the National Guard in San Cristóbal, in the western state of Táchira; and those who dreamed of a horde of "Gochos" (Tachirans) descending in an avalanche to stir up revolt in Caracas have been left with no option but to wake up to reality.