Capriles: We will defeat the abuse of power eventually
"I'm extremely happy for the people of Miranda state," said Henrique Capriles Radonski in his first speech after his reelection as governor of Miranda state. He congratuled Henri Falcón (Lara state) and Liborio Guarulla (Amazonas state) on their victory. However, he said he could not feel happy for Venezuela, as pro-government candidates won 20 out of 23 gubernatorial offices
"I'm extremely happy for the people of Miranda state," said Capriles Radonski. He congratulated Henri Falcón (Lara state) and Liborio Guarulla (Amazonas state) for their victory. However, he said he could not feel happy for Venezuela, as pro-government candidates won 20 out of 23 gubernatorial offices.
According to Capriles Radonski, during the election campaign, he and his campaign team faced the heavy machinery of the Executive Office and competed on an uneven playing field. He urged people in Miranda state to keep on fighting.
"The struggle must continue because it has to come a day when we will beat the abuse of power, bribery, and the use of President Hugo Chávez's health condition for electioneering," said Capriles Radonski.
As late as Tuesday, February 25, there was some visible response from Gabriela Ramírez's office. Representatives of the Office of the Ombudswoman would visit independent human rights watch groups to find what happened in connection with repression of protests. That day, they visited NGO Provea. The next day, they met with the attorneys of NGO Venezuelan Criminal Forum. They pursued specific data because -they argued- no claims of human rights violations of demonstrators had been filed with the Office of the Ombudswoman.