Henrique Capriles: "Failing to cast one's ballot can have a high cost"
Miranda state governor and candidate for reelection Henrique Capriles called on the opposition to cast their vote on Sunday. He noted that it is important to vote throughout the day, "until the polling stations are closed"
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However, he urged people not to vote only in the early hours of the day. "The idea is to have people casting their ballot until voting stations are closed," at 6:00 pm, he said.
At around 1 pm, he estimated turnout in Miranda state at some 30%. "I think this will increase."
"We must all get out and vote today; the future of every state in our country is at stake."
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.