Venezuelan opposition candidate Henrique Capriles Radonski said President Hugo Chavez has nothing left to offer the country after almost 14 years in power and the Oct. 7 election will be a choice between the “future and more of the same.”
Capriles, 40, toured Cojedes state today as part of his town-by-town campaign where he said residents complained of deteriorating public services, violence and unemployment.
“This government has nothing new to offer the country, 14 years are enough,” Capriles said in a speech broadcast on Globovision and also carried by state television. “This is a choice between a people that want to progress and a government that wants to stay in power.”
Capriles has broadened his strategy since the official start of the campaign on July 1 to visit several towns in a state per day after visiting residents house-by-house following his landslide win in a February primary election. The former governor of Miranda state said that he would strengthen the government’s current social programs by protecting the rights of the beneficiaries.
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