Demonstration in south Venezuela against victory of gov't candidate
Venezuela's National Assembly Deputy Américo De Grazia said it was a peaceful protest staged 1,500 meters from the state office of the National Electoral Council. The demonstration is against the impending proclamation of ruling party Francisco Rangel Gómez as the new governor
Accompanied by several opposition leaders, including Mayor of the Metropolitan area of Caracas Antonio Ledezma, opposition candidate Andrés Velásquez led the demonstration.
Venezuela's National Assembly Deputy Américo De Grazia asserted the protest was pacific and denied rumors over civil unrest.
"We are just 1,500 meters from the CNE's office. We are protesting against the official proclamation of Rangel Gómez, which will be made within a few minutes by the state office" of CNE, said the deputy when interviewed by daily newspaper El Universal.
De Grazia said a document presenting all legal and electoral complaints over the election held in Bolívar would be delivered to the authorities of the Electoral Power's state board.
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Translated by Jhean Cabrera
That political protest in Venezuela has lost momentum seems pretty obvious: people are no longer building barricades to block off streets near Plaza Francia in Altamira (eastern Caracas), an anti-government stronghold; no new images have been shown of brave and dashing protesters with bandanna-covered faces clashing with the National Guard in San Cristóbal, in the western state of Táchira; and those who dreamed of a horde of "Gochos" (Tachirans) descending in an avalanche to stir up revolt in Caracas have been left with no option but to wake up to reality.