Presidential candidate Henrique Capriles, through his Twitter account, asked the Venezuelan people to “do not fall into provocations. This fight is steady but peaceful” and said that the protests are being conducted peacefully and within the framework of the Constitution. “Our request is within the framework of the Constitution and laws and democracy, is a people’s right to review an election.”
“We are interested in a peaceful environment. The illegitimate does not,” said referring to Nicolas Maduro. “Those who are with me love peace. Nobody gets out of this path. The government wants violence. Nobody take the bait. The illegitimate wants that,” wrote Capriles.
“Those who want violence, are far away from us,” he added before saying that Maduro and his government “ordered to create violence to avoid counting the votes. They are responsible.”
Finally, the candidate reiterated his request to the National Electoral Council of counting vote per vote with the voting notebook. “Today in peace, mobilizations in all States; everyone to the CNE Regional Offices“.
Meanwhile, the U.S. government does not recognize Nicolas Maduro as President and agrees with Capriles to request a vote recount, while Spain, which also refused to recognize Maduro, says that it will recognize him but will not apologize to Venezuela for not having recognized him at first.