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Capriles Accepts Results and Urges Others to Do So

David Smilde

An emotional Henrique Capriles recognized electoral defeat saying he “felt very proud for what we have constructed,” and appreciated that I “have won the confidence of over 6 million Venezuelans…6 million people who feel that the country could be better.” He urged those who voted for him to not feel like they had lost, because they had opened a new path. He emphasized that he “obeys and respects the decision of the people.” He also warned against the temptation to not recognize the electoral results. “To radical sectors [of the opposition] that want to get creative, I have always said: in this country radicalism has done a lot of damage.”

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