Venezuelan VP: Opposition Unified Democratic Panel is crushed
According to Venezuela's Vice-President Nicolás Maduro, the Government has taken the victory obtained on Sunday gubernatorial election with "humbleness and peace of mind," particularly "because it was a gift the Venezuelan people gave to President (Hugo) Chávez"
Maduro's comments came in a meeting aimed at assessing the Second Socialist Plan of the Nation 2013-2019. He also explained that the meeting would also assess "the resounding victory of the Bolivarian revolution of Chávez's people," in December 16 vote.
The vice-president noted that the projects under the Government plan are based on "very specific" instructions given by President Hugo Chávez during the election campaign. Maduro remarked that the strategies focus on economic development so as to "transform every state into a power," boost food production, improve services, generate jobs, and guarantee security.
The official asserted that the Government has taken the victory obtained on Sunday with "humbleness and peace of mind," particularly "because it was a gift given by the Venezuelan people to President Chávez."
Maduro stressed that the revolution did not lose one single governor's office in December 16 vote. He added that the people "fully supported Commander Chávez's capacity to rule based on people's will."
Translated by Jhean Cabrera
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.