Archive for February 12th, 2012

Henrique Capriles Becomes Venezuela’s Opposition Presidential Candidate By A Landslide

February 12, 2012

(Yes! He can smile!)

Henrique Capriles, the candidate of Primero Justicia, Voluntad Popular and Podemos, today became the candidate of Venezuela’s united opposition by a landslide. In the end, it became a two man race, with only Capriles and Pablo Perez, who came a distant second, obtaining a significant amount of votes, with Capriles garnering with 95% of the vote counted, 1.81 million of the 2.904,000 votes cast, for a 62.3% of the votes, a true landslide, which did not surprise the Devil. (“He will win and will win big”)

But the story, besides the landslide, is the turnout, way above the most optimistic ones, at 2.904 million votes, more than 17% of the electorate. This suggests that a truly unified opposition will give Hugo Chavez a run for the Presidency and that political change may finally be in the air. The road is tough, but the toughest part may have been getting here. if all candidates work with Capriles and run a focused campaign, an opposition victory is certainly within reach .

A very exciting day and an even more exciting prospects for Venezuela.

Results with 95% of the votes counted:

Last Official Primary Post Closes, All Above Expectations, Great Day!

February 12, 2012

It is 4:00 PM in San Francisco, the last official time for a poll to close, some people are still voting in Caracas, but we can now officially say it was a great day, turnout was sensational and likely to be a landslide, but let the official numbers tell the story. Let’s say the winner only lost one state. This pictures is from San Francisco, California, they were voting right near the Simon Bolivar statue. Thanks MK! And thanks to all the people that sent pictures! Emocionante!

Norway Reports Voting In The Opposition Primaries

February 12, 2012

Turnout At Opposition Primary Appears To Be Truly Above Expectations

February 12, 2012

So far, all information from good sources says that turnout is at the very top of the expected range, with more than 2.0 million votes in the bag already and numbers nobody thought possible within reach. If this is true, someone is going to have an upset stomach for days in Miraflores.

San Francisco, California Still Voting At This Time In Opposition Primary

February 12, 2012

While the hour extension is over and polls in Caracas have closed, only those in line may vote, Venezuelans in San Francisco can still do it.

And From London Some Pictures and an 83 Year Old Voter/Witness

February 12, 2012

In El Limon, Maracay and 23 de Enero, Caracas Voters Line Up To Vote in Opposition Primary

February 12, 2012

El Limon, Maracay:

23 de Enero, Caracas:

Brussels Also Had a Primary To Select The Opposition Candidate for Venezuelan President

February 12, 2012

I am not sure what this lady was doing, but I am sure it needed to be done:

Long Lines in The Afternoon In Caracas To Vote In Opposition Primary

February 12, 2012

Lots of people sending pictures, I hope I identified them correctly, mostly Caracas:

Colegio Schontal

Don Bosco, 3 PM:

Conopoima:

Chuao:

Nueva Esparta Uniersity

Santo Tomas de Villanueva

Mater Salvatoris:

Massive attendance in Doral,Fl To Vote in Opposition Primary

February 12, 2012

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