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ELECTION 2013 | They will use a single ballot

Venezuela's dissenters want Capriles as the challenger

The Executive Secretary of the opposition alliance, Ramón Guillermo Aveledo, conceded that the process is full of "opportunism," yet they will take part in it

JUAN FRANCISCO ALONSO |  EL UNIVERSAL
Saturday March 09, 2013  06:16 PM
Venezuela's Unified Democratic Panel (MUD) has asked Miranda state governor Henrique Capriles Radonski to run again for president on behalf of the opposition coalition. The election will be held next April 14 in order to fill the vacancy left by late President Hugo Chávez.

The news was given by MUD Secretary General Ramón Guillermo Aveledo. He noted that they are ready to take part in the election, even though it is full of "opportunism." He listed as the most "prominent" the ruling issued by the Constitutional Court of the Supreme Court of Justice (TSJ), under which former Vice-President Nicolás Maduro may be concomitantly the acting Venezuela's President  and presidential candidate without the need to resign from his current position.

Aveledo reported that all the MUD political parties resolved to use one single ballot.
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The rock of discord

A shipment of over 30,000 tons of phosphate arrived at Puerto Cabello port in late July on board the Shi Long Ling, a Chinese-flagged vessel that began its long journey in northern Africa. The cargo boat docked on July 26 after traveling more than 3,200 nautical miles. Undoubtedly, this would just be considered one in many cargo ships crisscrossing the oceans if it were not for the fact that Venezuela has denounced Western Sahara occupation by Morocco and yet purchases the territory's natural resource products from the occupying power.

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