Monday, October 08, 2012
Election update part deux/dos
Last night around 10pm it was announced that Chavez has been re-elected as president, which will extend his term to 2019 (he has currently been president for 14 years). I try to stay fairly neutral on the subject, since I have friends on both sides, and I've tried to look at and understand both sides of the debate. But I will share that many of my friends here expressed their disappointment/disillusion at the results last night. And some of my friends were very pleased! However, today is a new day, life goes on, and all Venezuelans want the best for their country. I'm happy to say that there has so far been no violence since last night, and today was a peaceful day. From what I've heard via Twitter, FB etc, it was almost like a ghost town early this morning, the streets were so deserted. Classes were out today and many people didn't go to work. I'm reminded how thankful I am to live in this beautiful country, with amazing people who, despite difficult circumstances on either side of the debate, choose to continue forward building the best Venezuela...pa'adelante!