Opposition leader calls upon Venezuelans to exercise the right to vote
The executive secretary of the opposition Unified Democratic Panel (MUD) said the turnout in Sunday election of governors was "low," but voiced optimism that in the rest of the day people would go to voting centers
The executive secretary of opposition Unified Democratic Panel (MUD) Ramón Guillermo Aveledo called on all Venezuelans to exercise their right to vote in Sunday election of governors.
"I hope we can all exercise our right to vote. Really I urge you to get out and vote. It is very simple. Do not fail to vote because tomorrow it will be too late. Please go to vote. It is necessary for your region and Venezuela," he told a news conference.
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.