Yesterday the former presidential candidate and leader of the Venezuelan opposition, Henrique Capriles, along with his campaign team, went to the Supreme Court of Justice (TSJ for its Spanish acronym), and challenged the entire election process held on last April 14. Moreover, he requested new elections.
“We just dispatched, before the Board of the Supreme Court of Justice, our appeal resource against the election process held in April this year,” said to reporters, lawyer Gerardo Fernandez, Capriles’ team member, who explained that the resource they are using has gone through a “comprehensive analysis” to show “how the electoral process, the entire election process, is completely void,” which is why it should be canceled and the elections should be repeated in Venezuela, ” he added.
Capriles and Maduro say they would win new elections
President of Venezuela, Nicolas Maduro, and opposition leader, Henrique Capriles, said they would win the elections if they were repeated. “If elections were held right now, after these 15 days we have lived, we would win with 70% of votes. I have no doubt that our people would react against fascism, against intolerant right wing, against hate,” Maduro said in a national radio and television broadcast.
The mandatory nation-wide broadcast of Maduro interrupted Capriles’ press conference in which he ensured that he would win new elections with more than 60% of votes. “If we were to held elections next Sunday I have no doubt that we would win with more than 60% of the votes,” said Capriles.