Rangel Gómez: Justice was administered with voting
Along with 15 state lawmakers, Francisco Rangel Gómez for ruling United Socialist Party of Venezuela (PSUV) took over
Despite abstention "these people punishes treason again." In this way, Francisco Rangel Gómez celebrated his proclamation as the new governor of Bolívar state, south Venezuela, for 2013-2017.
"We are very proud that against all odds, justice was administered accordingly, based on voting, with a leeway of more than 10,000 votes and 20 revolutionary deputies," he maintained.
For his part, ex candidate for the opposition Unified Democratic Panel (MUD) Andrés Velásquez, kept on collecting vote rolls and other papers in an effort to challenge the election results. Confident of having overtaking Rangel Gómez for more than 6,000 votes, the dissenting candidate claimed that the National Electoral Council (CNE) issued irreversible trend with data pending to be transmitted.
A simple reason: there is oil galore, would suffice to explain Guyana's actions. Another explanation lies in the little or none efforts made by the Venezuelan government to thwart the move by the Guyanese. This is certainly not a new problem, but a problem only recently highlighted because oil is involved. But what other resources does the disputed area hold? For most of us it is a section on the map with black and white stripes on it, a depiction of something distant, alien, a nothingness not worth paying much attention to in geography classes back in elementary school.