After a broadcast on Instagram, he released a letter to the citizens in which, once again, he announced that he was putting his candidacy to the order of the bases that elected him and although he acknowledged that making the decision was not easy, it was “necessary” for the change that Venezuela requires
Henrique Capriles said goodbye to the primary elections organized by the opposition for the upcoming October 22. “I put it in your hands to build a viable option,” he said.
The leader of the Primero Justicia (PJ) party said he was convinced that in 2024 there could be a change, but warned that citizens must prepare to face the official propaganda that will show “its worst face” to take away people’s hope. and tell him that it is not worth it (vote).
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The announcement was made on an Instagram Live on the night of October 8. He emphasized that an option must be facilitated that can confront the ruler Nicolás Maduro in the 2024 presidential elections.
«It is obvious that we have to continue facilitating and building the path of unity. The bases of our party elected me, they did not name me a group. Out of gratitude, respect, affection, I put in your hands the construction of a viable option for 2024. All my experience, knowledge, what we have forged, we put at the command of the great unity,” he added.
Capriles argued his decision in the disqualification that the government imposed on him in 2017. “I have not appeared on an electoral ballot for 10 years,” said the leader, who recalled that despite the pronouncements of the Inter-American Commission on Human Rights to his Please, the government’s response has been “more disqualifications.”
«They have wanted to sell us the possibility that we do not have the possibility of uniting. This transmission is to reiterate that there is a possibility of change. There is no doubt that this country has to stand up. “I am convinced that in 2024 there can be a change.”
After its transmission in instagram He released a letter to the citizens in which, once again, he announced that he was putting his candidacy to the order of the bases that elected him and although he acknowledged that making the decision was not easy, he said that it was “necessary” for the change that requires Venezuela.
Our message to all Venezuelans pic.twitter.com/MTSg5oosZQ
— Henrique Capriles R. (@hcapriles) October 8, 2023
Candidacy under evaluation
On October 7 First Justice (P.J.) announced the suspension of the National Political Committee scheduled for that same day, party sources commented to The Pitazo who planned to evaluate the future of Henrique Capriles’ candidacy in the primary elections.
That same day they would also define the actions to activate the regional and municipal political teams with a view to October 22, the scheduled date for the primaries. From the states and municipalities they have sent messages to the national committee asking for clarity in the lines of action, said a source.
On social networks it is said that Henrique Capriles asked for time to inform if he continues with his candidacy or withdraws from the process, although one of the sources consulted by The Pitazo There is no doubt that the PJ candidate may be waiting for a ruling from the Supreme Court of Justice against the primaries to be enforced to save him from having to resign.
Henrique Capriles was consulted via WhatsApp about the possibility of his resignation from the candidacy and responded; «When I have something (what) to say, as always, I will say it through the channels that exist. Greetings and good Saturday. With this message he neither denied nor affirmed the information offered by political sources and recorded on social networks.
In recent weeks, Capriles has not managed to close the distance that separates him from María Corina Machado in the polls, despite the support of the Un Nuevo Tiempo party. In addition, family events, such as the birth of his son, who was hospitalized for more than a week, interrupted his campaign tour around the country.
The sources consulted by El Pitazo assured that regardless of Henrique Capriles’ decision to continue or not in the primary elections, Primero Justicia will continue to support the electoral process to choose the candidate who will face Nicolás Maduro in the 2024 presidential elections.
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