Venezuelan president Hugo Chavez announced he would again run for office in 2012 underlining that “there’s no turning back” from the current “Bolivarian revolution” process which he has been leading for the last twelve years.
“The December 2012 elections it can be said are round the corner and the campaign has already taken off. You know that if God gives me life and health I will be the presidential candidate”, said Chavez during a political rally with students.
“And it’s you who are going to decide whether this soldier will continue to lead the revolution or you will allow the bourgeois to throw down the drain the people’s dreams”, underlined Chavez who was first elected in 1999.
“I count on you and I’m sure we are going to a great battle and an even greater victory in the 2012 elections” said Chavez insisting that the rich bourgeois will continue with “the idea of de-stabilizing the country”.
“There’s no turning back from this revolution; there’s no deal possible with the bourgeois; dare not anyone believe there’s a chance to reach an agreement with the bourgeois, with the opposition, never in a lifetime”.
Chavez called on his followers to strengthen the unity of “revolutionary forces” to continue serving the Venezuelan people.
The Venezuelan populist leader argued that if the opposition manages to win the presidency, the whole country would be involved in chaos that could lead to “civil war”.
“If they return to the Miraflores Palace a furious repression against the people would follow and that would lead Venezuela to war. But that’s not going to happen, no war, just Socialism with social justice and a more egalitarian motherland”, said Chavez.
Finally he called on his followers to be in the outlook for “division-sponsors” in the revolutionary field, “who are looking to position themselves in the event of a ‘post-Chavez era”.