11 days before the elections that will appoint the new president of the nation in order to replace the late Hugo Chavez, the leading contenders to that dignity does not miss an opportunity to make offers that might “engage” the voter, thus securing their elections.
So, the acting president and presidential candidate Nicolas Maduro has approved a plan to purchase 20,000 vehicles abroad, with a total value of $ 400 million, to be later delivered cheaply to members of the Armed Forces.
The plan called “Great Mission Black First“, inspired by Cuban advisors, seeks to ensure votes for the “Chavismo” among the military in the elections to be held on April 14 and also consolidate Maduro in the Venezuelan Army.
However, the candidate is being widely criticized since the country is currently going through a severe devaluation, but Maduro, before an election emergency, authorized the necessary arrangements for the purchase.
Opposition members assured that the whole issue is “a pone muzzle“, Venezuelan saying which means, to “buy the silence“. “This silence is needed by the chavismo for the usage of the armed forces in these elections,” said opposition legislator Alfonso Marquina.
To defeat the Castro brothers
On his behalf, the opposition candidate Henrique Capriles said that if he is elected, he will stop “giving away” oil to Cuba, as he says, the current government makes. “We will not give away more oil to Mr. (President of Cuba, Raul) Castro, as simple as that,” said Capriles.
Likewise, he said he was convinced that he will defeat the “candidate of the Castro brothers,” referring to Maduro. “Nicolas Maduro is the guarantee for the Castro brothers, I am the guarantee for Venezuelans,” he said.
Capriles also promises to increase the minimum wage by 40% with sales obtained with the country’s oil, as well as the creation of a program “Zero Hunger“, the incentive to create new jobs in the private sector and the increase of pensions for retirees.