Venezuelan VP: Opposition Unified Democratic Panel is crushed
According to Venezuela's Vice-President Nicolás Maduro, the Government has taken the victory obtained on Sunday gubernatorial election with "humbleness and peace of mind," particularly "because it was a gift the Venezuelan people gave to President (Hugo) Chávez"
Maduro's comments came in a meeting aimed at assessing the Second Socialist Plan of the Nation 2013-2019. He also explained that the meeting would also assess "the resounding victory of the Bolivarian revolution of Chávez's people," in December 16 vote.
The vice-president noted that the projects under the Government plan are based on "very specific" instructions given by President Hugo Chávez during the election campaign. Maduro remarked that the strategies focus on economic development so as to "transform every state into a power," boost food production, improve services, generate jobs, and guarantee security.
The official asserted that the Government has taken the victory obtained on Sunday with "humbleness and peace of mind," particularly "because it was a gift given by the Venezuelan people to President Chávez."
Maduro stressed that the revolution did not lose one single governor's office in December 16 vote. He added that the people "fully supported Commander Chávez's capacity to rule based on people's will."
Translated by Jhean Cabrera
President Nicolás Maduro is not only the heir to the throne, but also to an economic crisis which demanded urgent measures to rectify the course. The crisis showed up in two aspects: a 50% inflation estimate, and shortage of staples ranging between 70% and 98%. These issues might hit the President's poor popularity; considering his feeble electoral victory of 1% over his challenger.