Opposition leader Capriles welcomes Chávez back in Venezuela
"May President (Hugo Chávez's) return translate into (Vice-President Nicolás) Maduro and the ministers getting their work started; there are thousands of problems to be solved," said Henrique Capriles, the governor of Miranda state, on his Twitter account
"Good morning, (I am) reading the news that the President (Chávez) has returned. Welcome back to Venezuela. I hope his return brings common sense to his gov't," said Capriles through the social network Twitter.
Capriles, who lost the presidential election to Chávez on October 7, said: "May President (Chávez's) return translate into (Vice-President Nicolás) Maduro and the ministers getting their work started; there are thousands of problems to be solved.
"Hopefully, the return of the president will be final and lead to the immediate end of the #redpackage," added Capriles, referring to the government's decision to devalue the Venezuelan bolivar by 32% against the US dollar, Efe reported.
President Nicolás Maduro is not only the heir to the throne, but also to an economic crisis which demanded urgent measures to rectify the course. The crisis showed up in two aspects: a 50% inflation estimate, and shortage of staples ranging between 70% and 98%. These issues might hit the President's poor popularity; considering his feeble electoral victory of 1% over his challenger.