Caracas (EFE).- Former Governor Henrique Capriles launched this Friday his candidacy for the opposition primaries on October 22, ahead of the 2024 presidential elections, during a proclamation act organized by his Primero Justicia (PJ) party.
Supported by PJ executives and militants, the 50-year-old politician thanked the support of his formation, which proposed him for the contest after an internal consultation in which former deputy Juan Pablo Guanipa and former mayor Carlos Ocariz, both present at the event, also participated. the act, in which they ratified their support for the two-time presidential candidate.
On Capriles weighs a disqualification that prevents him from holding positions in public power, an obstacle that the National Commission of Primaries (CNP) hopes will be resolved through the negotiation table between the Government and the opposition, in case the former governor or another disqualified leader is chosen in October.
The proclamation was headed by the president of PJ, former deputy María Beatriz Martínez, who asked all those present to stand up and, with their right hand raised, swear support for this aspiration to the cry of “we are ready.”
Capriles promises to help the poor
To applause, Capriles showed the document that accredits him as the party’s standard-bearer and, later, he opened his speech saying that his candidacy comes to help the poor of this country, promising that it will be an “instrument” in favor of the most disadvantaged.
“If we call ourselves Justice First, that has to be our first cause, the poor, those who walk barefoot (…) for me, politics is the people,” he said after highlighting the needs of workers and pensioners who receive a minimum income. monthly -fixed by the Government- at about 5 dollars.
The ex-governor reiterated that he will support free education and health, and that he will defend minorities.