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October 09, 2012

Venezuelan Elections

For Immediate Release  

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-For Immediate Release-

Reverend Jesse L. Jackson Commends President Chavez and the Venezuelan People for

Conducting peaceful, fair and transparent elections

October 8, 2012

I congratulate the people on Venezuela for exercising their constitutional duty and their right to vote by participating in yesterday’s vital presidential elections. An 80% voter turnout demonstrated the confidence the voters have in their political process.  Hon. Tibisay Lucena, President of the Venezuela National Election Council should be congratulated for running a fair and transparent election, as recognized by international observers and Venezuela’s political parties.  

Mr. Henrique Capriles Radonski of the opposition MUD acknowledged the fairness of the elections, and I commend him for accepting the will of the people and conceding to President Chavez.  In doing so, he shows dignity and demonstrated to the world that Venezuela is a mature, peaceful and evolving democracy.

I especially congratulate President Hugo Chavez for conducting a civil campaign. The Venezuelan people voted in peace, and demonstrated their determination to continue their support of his administration’s policy on fighting poverty and other issues vital to the national interest of the country.

I hope and pray that the people of Venezuela, with the blessings of God, will continue to work with to peacefully develop their beloved country.  Venezuela, under the leadership of the President, has a vital role to play around the globe and especially within our hemisphere.  It is my hope that President Chavez will continue his global role with cooperation from other world leaders for the great good of humanity.

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