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.
As late as Tuesday, February 25, there was some visible response from Gabriela Ramírez's office. Representatives of the Office of the Ombudswoman would visit independent human rights watch groups to find what happened in connection with repression of protests. That day, they visited NGO Provea. The next day, they met with the attorneys of NGO Venezuelan Criminal Forum. They pursued specific data because -they argued- no claims of human rights violations of demonstrators had been filed with the Office of the Ombudswoman.