Venezuela's electoral council accredits Henrique Capriles as governor
"This victory belongs to Miranda's citizens; this victory is for them. You are my strength and my inspiration for life!" Miranda's reelected governor Henrique Capriles Radonski said via social networks
After receiving the certificate, Capriles expressed via social networks, "This victory belongs to Miranda's citizens; this victory is for them. You are my strength and my inspiration for life."
After the first results of the gubernatorial election held on Sunday were announced by the CNE, Capriles stated, "Miranda beat the abuse of power and bribery." Reference was made to the race between him and ruling party candidate Elías Jaua.
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.