Venezuela is getting ready to start tomorrow’s presidential campaign for the elections of April 14, which will last for 10 days and determine the next president for the 2013-2019 period.
According to the electoral calendar, both candidates, Nicolas Maduro and Henrique Capriles, would begin their tours in Barinas, home state of the late Hugo Chavez, however, Capriles said yesterday that in order to avoid “meeting” with Maduro, he will start his campaign activities in the state of Monagas (northeast), and Wednesday, he would travel to Barinas (southwest).
“I think our Venezuela is large enough, the streets are very wide, so we can all do it in a spirit of peace, in the spirit of proposal,” he said.
Using social networks
The fight for the presidency of Venezuela is also being waged in Facebook, Twitter, YouTube and blogs of the two candidates, contrary to the late Hugo Chavez, whose main weapon was television.
- Maduro owns a blog (nicolasmaduro.org.ve), a Facebook page, a YouTube channel and a Twitter account, which has more than 530,000 followers, in which he responds to many posts, whether are good or bad reviews.
- While Capriles has 2.5 million followers on his Twitter account, opened in 2009 and managed directly by him. It was learned that he has a team that manages his other digital tools: an official page (venezuelasomostodos.com) and accounts on Facebook, YouTube, Instagram, Soundcloud, Keek and Pinterest.