The President of Venezuela, Nicolas Maduro, accused the opposition leader Henrique Capriles, of leading a worldwide campaign to sabotage the legislative elections, which are scheduled to take place on December 6.
“Capriles heads a world campaign of currents that want to sabotage the elections, I denounce it, “said Maduro in the act of naming the candidates of his party, the United Socialist of Venezuela (PSUV), which was broadcast in its entirety by the state channel Venezolana de Televisión (VTV).
The ruler maintained that Capriles accuses him of not showing up at elections, if he were not sure that he would win (Maduro).
He replied that this is how opponents think that, when they believe “that they will be defeated (…) they make up excuses to cowardly sneak away and not participate in elections. “
He also assured that “there is no option” alternative to the convocation of elections involved in the controversy, since part of the opposition, led by Juan Guaidó, rejects them considering that there are insufficient guarantees and considers them “a sham”.
However, the president asserted that “they are trying to launch a campaign from Europe and from some political factors desperate to sabotage the elections “. To do this, he considered,” they try to lie, manipulate, and try to impose an opinion matrix so that the December 6 elections are suspended. “
Capriles He has broken with fellow opposition Guaidó and has urged Chavismo detractors to participate in the elections.
Maduro recalled that the opposition won the previous parliamentary elections, from which a National Assembly (AN) with a clear opposition majority, which is why he called his supporters to “win, to go out and recover the National Assembly.”
“A special hour has come, these elections summon us to a historic battle, they are historic elections and here, in Venezuela, (the US president) is not going to decide Donald Trump(The Colombian ruler) Iván Duque is not going to decide, a foreigner or a bobologist (Guaidó) will not decide, a traitor to the homeland, “he stressed.
Finally, Maduro proposed that all candidates who are going to participate in the elections get the Sptunik V vaccine, developed in Russia, against the COVID-19.