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Maduro pledges he will be elected president and later ‘president’ of Mercosur

Friday, April 12th 2013 - 06:54 UTC
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The incumbent candidate surrounded with Chavez posters and icons addresses a crown displayed in red (Photo AVN) The incumbent candidate surrounded with Chavez posters and icons addresses a crown displayed in red (Photo AVN)

In his closing massive campaign rally in Caracas, Thursday evening incumbent candidate Nicolas Maduro pledged that next Sunday he will win the Venezuelan presidential election and later will take over the presidency of Mercosur.

“Brazil and Argentina have ratified their support to our country and after winning Sunday’s election on Sunday I will also be president of Mercosur”, promised Maduro during his campaign final speech to a crowd dressed in the Chavista red colours and estimated in over half a million.

All along his speech, Maduro with a straw hat and the bird nesting (supposed to represent the spirit of deceased leader Hugo Chavez) centred his speech on the achievements and the legend of who anointed him as his successor.

One of the highlights was a video when Chavez announces that in the event of his physical disappearance, “elect Maduro as president”.

Maduro said his government program will concentrate in four main points: fighting insecurity; death to corruption; micro missions to repair hospitals and schools and controlling inflation, currently running at 20%.

Next June when the twice a year Mercosur summit, and following alphabetical order, Venezuela will hold the chair of the trade block for the second half of 2013. The elected Venezuelan president will be participating in the Mercosur summit planned to take place in Montevideo when the group’s pro-tempore presidency will take place and handed to Venezuela.

After the formal request presented by then President Hugo Chavez in 2006, Venezuela was finally incorporated as a full member of Mercosur last July.


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  • reality check

    Argentina has 13 billion reasons why they would support him as head of mercosur and every one of them a $.

    Apr 12th, 2013 - 07:45 am 0
  • Stevie

    Keep repeating Capriles words, that will get you far...

    “Maduro is no Chavez”
    “Chavez ruined the country”
    “Maduro will ruin what Chavez achieved”
    “Chavez wasted the oil”

    The man should really make his mind up, but just continue quoting him ;)

    Apr 12th, 2013 - 08:18 am 0
  • golfcronie

    I hope the “ little bird ” shits on him, he deserves that, what a “ plonker ”
    Don't forget the U$S 13 billion that Argentina owes you, you owe it to your people to keep them sweet.

    Apr 12th, 2013 - 08:34 am 0
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