Venezuelan Opposition “Falling to Pieces” as Four Parties Withdraw Electoral Support

Leonardo Chirinos announced that his party and three others would withdraw their support for opposition candidate Henrique Capriles to the press yesterday (VTV).

By Tamara Pearson for Venezuela Analysis

Mérida, September 12th 2012 (Venezuelanalysis.com) – Four small organisations withdrew their support yesterday for the opposition candidate to the upcoming presidential elections, Henrique Capriles.

The four organisations: Vota Piedra (Vote Rock), Cambio Pana (Change Friend), Unidad Democratica (Democratic Unity), and Mano por Venezuela (a Hand for Venezuela) formalised their decision with the National Electoral Council, meaning they will no longer appear on the ballot ticket.

The representative of Vota Piedra, Leonard Chirinos, expressed his disagreement with Capriles’ government plan to the press; saying that the majority of parties in the opposition umbrella group, the United Democratic Roundtable (MUD) weren’t consulted.

He was referring to a secret opposition government plan revealed recently by opposition leader Continue reading

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