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Venezuelan Gov't "relies on scandals" to destroy the opposition

Attorney at law and university Professor Rogelio Pérez Perdomo claimed that the opposition Is being cornered

The university professor stressed that there is a political struggle in motion so that chavezism without President Hugo Chávez find no obstacles on its way (Photo:AVN)
EL UNIVERSAL
Friday February 08, 2013  04:32 PM
With reference to corruption accusations issued by official party deputies against legislators of the opposition coalition in the Congress's session held on February 5, attorney at law and university Professor Rogelio Pérez Perdomo stated that the Venezuelan Government "relies on scandals" as a means to undermine the opposition and "reinforce its hegemonic character."

"The Government, which exerts control over means of communication and the branches of government, and raises issues to cause concern among the population, has been very skillful to control scandals arising from actions carried out by its own officials (...) It has also been quite clever to destroy the opposition, for instance, by denouncing donations to parties (opposition) by enterprises," he explained.

The university professor remarked that "said situation in nothing but a political struggle to carry out Chavezism transition without any obstacles whatsoever and to strengthen the hegemonic power of the Venezuelan Government. This is not going to be investigated as much as it should. It is just part of a scandal to conceal President Hugo Chávez's health situation. It has been 60 days since he left (for Cuba) and, in the meantime, the economic situation harms the country."

Pérez Perdomo said that difficult times will come for the opposition. "They are very weak. All institutions are under the control of the Government. 

Referring to the corruption scandal against the opposition deputies, Pérez Perdomo expressed that the opposition is being cornered. Power is in the hands of the Government.

Translated by Jhean Cabrera
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