Venezuela: 55% of the population agrees on the re election of Maduro poll shows

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Source: Resumen Latinoamericano / The Dawn News / February 18, 2018

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A new poll done by local pollster Hinterlaces shows that Venezuelan president and candidate to the presidential elections Nicolás Maduro counts with support of the majority of the Venezuelan people to win the elections expected for April 22.

The results published on Sunday of said poll show that 55% of the Venezuelan people prefer Maduro to solve the problems of the country before an opposition government.

The director of the poll, Óscar Schémel, explained that this support shows that the Venezuelan people trust the reelection of the current president in order to reach the possibilities of development, well-being, prosperity, efficiency and national conciliation.

At the same time, he maintained that there is a class identification with the Head of State. “There is a class identification, and Nicolás Maduro is seen as more accessible than any other candidate”, he said.

In this context, he repeated that the Bolivarian nation won’t accept that the politicians of the opposition arrive to power, since they are considered “distant, different and even a threat to the inclusion model and to the possibility of progress, before the importance the nation has reached in the last years”.

Another of the reasons to choose Maduro in the elections is that people recognize his ability to talk and face the problems that involve every sector of the society, added Schémel.

In his view, Maduro “has a coherent speech that recognizes the problems and poor and working class sectors while positioning himself as a protector and supporting the idea that together everything is solvable”.

Maduro, born in 1962 (55 years old), was the interim president after the death of former Venezuelan president Hugo Chávez and was later chosen to lead the country for the 2013-2018 term with over 50% of the votes. During his whole term, he has faced the onslaughts of an opposition that counts with the help of the United States and other countries, which are already promoting the non recognition of the coming elections.

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