After Win, Chavez Talks with Rival in Venezuela

By: Associated Press
By: Associated Press
Chavez says in a message on Twitter that the conversation with Henrique Capriles was "pleasant."

Hugo Chávez Frías, President of the Bolivarian Republic of Venezuela, speaks to the media during a press conference after speaking at the General Assembly. 24 September 2009 , Photo Credit: Courtesy of United Nations

CARACAS, Venezuela (AP) -- Venezuelan President Hugo Chavez says he's had a phone conversation with his election rival a day after defeating him at the polls.
Chavez says in a message on Twitter that the conversation with Henrique Capriles was "pleasant." He also says that he's calling for national unity that includes, in his words, "respecting our differences."
Capriles campaign manager Armando Briquet notes that this is the first time that Chavez has called the opposition leader by his name. Throughout the campaign, Chavez called Capriles only by disparaging names, among them "the Yankees' candidate," "the rich guys' candidate" and "the candidate of the past."
Chavez won Sunday's vote by a margin of about 11 percentage points.


WILX.com is happy to provide a forum for commenting and discussion. Please respect and abide by the house rules:

Keep it clean, keep it civil, keep it truthful, stay on topic, be responsible, share your knowledge, and please suggest removal of comments that violate these standards.

See full commenting rules...
powered by Disqus
WILX 500 American Road Lansing, MI 48911 517-393-0110
Copyright © 2002-2014 - Designed by Gray Digital Media - Powered by Clickability 173194561 - wilx.com/a?a=173194561
Gray Television, Inc.