Opposition leader urges Venezuelans to vote next December 16
"I call upon Venezuelans who are fully aware that Venezuela can be in a better position. I ask you not to surrender"
Lopez seized the opportunity to urge Venezuelans to cast massively their ballots in next December 16 gubernatorial election.
"I call upon Venezuelans who are fully aware that Venezuela can be in a better position. I ask you not to surrender. I urge you not to give in your vote, which belongs to you, even more than your own ID."
López added, "Next December 16 we must vote freely so as to guarantee the construction of a better Venezuela, the one we all deserve. We can solve all the problems affecting Venezuelans and our families in our communities by beginning from the regions (...) that is why we must guarantee that governors' offices are led by men and women like Richard Mardo, who works unsparingly for the wellbeing of Aragua state's citizens."
Translated by Jhean Cabrera
Cristian Fonseca, a businessman in La Candelaria district downtown Caracas, was doing the accounts in his small shop office on Sunday December 21, 2008. The Christmas shopping season kept him working late hours into the night. It was around 11 p.m. and his phone rang. A friend broke the bad news to him over the telephone.