miércoles, 2 de diciembre de 2015

La oposición venezolana ve en legislativas el inicio del fin del chavismo The Venezuelan opposition in legislative see the beginning of the end of Chavez

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Caracas. After a campaign marked by polarization and violence, the Venezuelan opposition sees Sunday's legislative elections as an opportunity to pave the way towards ending 16 years of socialism boliviariano launched by the late president Hugo Chavez in 1999.

The assassination of opposition Luis Manuel Diaz, as well as other acts of violence reported by the Bureau of Democratic Unity (MUD), has withdrawn the opposition to indoors and protected in the final stretch of the campaign, when he started in the streets and squares with messages face to face.

The shooting death of Diaz, a local leader of Democratic Action (part of MUD), at the end of a rally, was a turning point in the campaign, as the opposition blamed the ruling crime. Lilian Tintori, wife of jailed Leopoldo Lopez and the media image of the opposition in this campaign, was in the act and denounced criminals seeking to kill her.

MUD spokesman, Jesus Torrealba, stressed that the country is "tired of attacks and threats", convinced that the government's strategy "is to put fear" because they could lose the majority of the 167 seats in the National Assembly are at stake. To take power from Chavez, led since the death of Hugo Chavez in 2013 by Nicolas Maduro, the opposition has sought the vote "house to house" it was impossible to compete with the "hegemony" in terms of media and propaganda that has, according to the MUD, the Government of Maduro. Opponents have warned that if they win a majority in the Assembly and the ministers will monitor whether to remove appointed officials allegedly irregularly. They will also promote an amnesty law and reconciliation to release what they call "political prisoners", including Lopez himself and the mayor of Caracas, Antonio Ledezma.

Buoyed by polls and aware that a difference in votes does not have to make a difference in deputies, the opposition has urged citizens to vote massively.

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