The following article below was originally published by Partido Comunista de Venezuela. Translated into English.
March 10, 2013
The Communist Party of Venezuela (PCV) expressed support for the candidacy of Nicolas Maduro for the elections next April 14.
The announcement was made during the XII National Conference of the Communist Party of Venezuela (PCV) which hosted Maduro, president in charge of the Republic.
The general secretary of the Communist Party of Venezuela, Oscar Figuera, said the Venezuelan people will rise to the task set by the leader of the Bolivarian Revolution, Hugo Chavez: that Nicolas Maduro take the presidency.
“With the efforts of our people and the revolutionary and popular organizations, Nicolas Maduro will be elected Constitutional President on 14 April,” Figuera said.
At the beginning of the conference, two minutes of applause were offered to the memory of Chavez, who is honored by his people in the Military Academy.
This tribute was accompanied by the slogan “Chavez lives, the struggle continues.”
On arrival at the headquarters of the PCV at the corner of Jesus Faria, in Caracas, Maduro greeted the people concentrated around the place, who chanted: “With Chavez and Maduro, the people are safe.”