Venezuela's Maduro warns about plans against life of opposition leader
Acting president and ruling party presidential candidate Nicolás Maduro said opposition umbrella group Unified Democratic Panel needs new actors
Maduro also stated that the Venezuelan government is seriously interested in the respect of the political rights of the opposition leader.
The acting president remarked that "committing a violent act against Henrique Capriles Radonski has been planned as opposition candidates have failed to win anything; this is how they seek to settle in the Miraflores Palace." He added that there are some testimonies from Venezuelan military officials, who were approached by US military officials to incite them to commit violent acts in the country.
Maduro advised opposition parties to renew their leaderships and incorporate new actors after April 14 (presidential election), particularly that of opposition umbrella group Unified Democratic Panel (MUD).
José Vicente Rangel clearly said: "We are not conducting negotiations threatened with a gun in the head." He warned behind closed doors in the midst of the social upheaval occurred during the oil strike in 2002 and 2003. Dissenting Timoteo Zambrano answered back that no other option was available: "The thing is that otherwise, you do not negotiate."