The governor of Miranda, Henrique Capriles became the elected candidate in the primaries of the opposition to choose the opponent of the Venezuelan president Hugo Chavez.
According to the first draft of electoral results read by Teresa Albanez, the president of the Electoral Commission of the opposition group Mesa de la Unidad Democratica (MUD for its Spanish acronym), Capriles got 1’806.860 votes which is the 62,20% of the total votes.
A total of 20 political parties of left, moderate conservators and traditional ones compose the electoral event called by MUD. The polls indicate that Capriles is the favourite, closely followed by Pablo Perez, governor of the rich oil state of Zulia. It is expected that the upcoming presidential elections in Venezuela be the toughest one in history. (AV)