President Hugo Chavez will remain in office, victorious after Sunday’s elections in Venezuela. Running against the President was a strong nominee, former Governor Henrique Capriles.
After conceding defeat, Capriles stated “I’m convinced that this country can be better. Being a good president means working for all Venezuelans.”
President Chavez took 7.4 million votes to Capriles’ 6.1 million votes. This election for Capriles, was incredibly heated. This was the first time anyone had ever come so close to unseating President Chavez, who remained unfazed by the challenge to his presidency. However, that challenge spurred well over 80% of Venezuelans to take a stand and vote for who they think is right to lead their nation.
Even, Ex-patriots in the United States traveled from all over the country to New Orleans, LA to vote in the election, and voice their opinions.
It’s a level of dedication to a nations future that is almost unheard of. In the history of the United States, the last time voter turnout was over 80% was in 1864. The largest voter turnout in recent history was in 1960, and that was just 62.77%.
In the tumultuous time we live in it has never been as important as it is now to come out and cast your vote.
Take a stand, because no one else will do it for you.
What do you think about the elections in Venezuela? Do you feel it was pointless for those who voted for Capriles, even though Chavez pretty much claimed he had the election in the bag?