Capriles: Court decision solves nothing but a problem in Chávez's party
For Henrique Capriles Radonski, the ruling of the Supreme Tribunal of Justice to support the "administrative continuity" of President Hugo Chávez's Government "fails to dispell uncertainty" in Venezuela
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"Enough of threats and hatred! Venezuelans are tired of intimidation," he said during a press conference.
Capriles added that the opposition "does not seek confrontation or fights between one sector and the other." "Make no mistake about this. We in the opposition are determined to engage in dialogue, while you are playing games with the situation facing Venezuela," Capriles warned the leaders of President Hugo Chávez's party.
"We (dissenters) are not going to ask one sector to hit the streets to confront the other sector. I want to make clear that this is not a sign of weakness. We have built a path leading to a better country," he reiterated.
According to Capriles, the ruling issued on Wednesday by the Supreme Tribunal of Justice (TSJ) endorsing the thesis of "administrative continuity" of Chávez's Government and determining that Chávez does not need to take oath again for his new presidential term "fails to dispell uncertainty" in Venezuela.
"The Justices of the Constitutional Court, TSJ, made a decision to solve a problem facing the ruling party," he said.
He said the Venezuelan Government has come to a halt, and warned the National Assembly, "you have no more excuses for not solving the problems of Venezuelans."
Capriles also referred to the events to be staged by the PSUV on January 10 and said that not all Latin American presidents would attend such political acts.
"They (the Executive Office) made all the arrangements and begged for them to take part in a political act because they do not want to discuss the problem facing Venezuelans," he said.
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.