Gov't electoral campaign head: VP Maduro did not violate election rules
Jorge Rodríguez said Executive Vice-President Nicolás Maduro referred to the "love that Venezuelan people feel for their commander, brother, and father, President Hugo Chávez"
Jorge Rodríguez, the head of the ruling United Socialist Party of Venezuela's electoral campaign team Comando Carabobo, on Sunday said Executive Vice-President Nicolás Maduro did not violate election rules, as noted by director of the National Electoral Council (CNE) Vicente Díaz.
Earlier, Díaz claimed that the statements made by Maduro during a press conference were allegedly intended at favoring the candidates of the United Socialist Party of Venezuela (PSUV) taking part in Sunday election for governors.
In Rodríguez's view, Maduro only referred to "something that has to do with the human soul," which in his opinion is not associated with electioneering. He added that Maduro spoke about the "love that Venezuelan people feel for their commander, brother, and father, President Hugo Chávez."
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.