Rangel Gómez: Justice was administered with voting
Along with 15 state lawmakers, Francisco Rangel Gómez for ruling United Socialist Party of Venezuela (PSUV) took over
Despite abstention "these people punishes treason again." In this way, Francisco Rangel Gómez celebrated his proclamation as the new governor of Bolívar state, south Venezuela, for 2013-2017.
"We are very proud that against all odds, justice was administered accordingly, based on voting, with a leeway of more than 10,000 votes and 20 revolutionary deputies," he maintained.
For his part, ex candidate for the opposition Unified Democratic Panel (MUD) Andrés Velásquez, kept on collecting vote rolls and other papers in an effort to challenge the election results. Confident of having overtaking Rangel Gómez for more than 6,000 votes, the dissenting candidate claimed that the National Electoral Council (CNE) issued irreversible trend with data pending to be transmitted.
The story could have been different. On April 12, 2014, university students led a march to the Attorney General Office in order to submit concrete requests in regards to security and to demand the release of a group of youngsters detained in Táchira state.