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Venezuela: Henrique Capriles sweats days before the election01:01

Venezuela: Henrique Capriles sweats days before the election

Venezuela, Bolivarian Republic of, Caracas
April 13, 2013 at 09:34 GMT +00:00 · Published

Venezuelan opposition candidate Henrique Capriles played basketball in front of the press, Friday. Two days before the highly anticipated elections take place in Caracas. Having been beaten by the late Hugo Chavez in 2012, Capriles is out on a nationwide campaign aiming for a different result.

Capriles is the co-founder of the centre-right Justice First party. After running around the court, he said the government's media machine gave Acting President Nicolas Maduro an unfair advantage: "I would like to hear from the president of the National Electoral Council if she will allow the government to use the information system, the system of Bolivarian public media is a flagrant violation of electoral rules for campaigning".

Both sides have hurled accusations of unfair tactics at the other in the run-up to Sunday's elections.

Maduro has accused the opposition of colluding with the United States to destablise Venezuela.

Wikileaks recently published a cable dispatched by former US Ambassador William Brownfield that describes the US Embassy's intent to divide 'Chavismo'.

Venezuela: Henrique Capriles sweats days before the election01:01
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Venezuelan opposition candidate Henrique Capriles played basketball in front of the press, Friday. Two days before the highly anticipated elections take place in Caracas. Having been beaten by the late Hugo Chavez in 2012, Capriles is out on a nationwide campaign aiming for a different result.

Capriles is the co-founder of the centre-right Justice First party. After running around the court, he said the government's media machine gave Acting President Nicolas Maduro an unfair advantage: "I would like to hear from the president of the National Electoral Council if she will allow the government to use the information system, the system of Bolivarian public media is a flagrant violation of electoral rules for campaigning".

Both sides have hurled accusations of unfair tactics at the other in the run-up to Sunday's elections.

Maduro has accused the opposition of colluding with the United States to destablise Venezuela.

Wikileaks recently published a cable dispatched by former US Ambassador William Brownfield that describes the US Embassy's intent to divide 'Chavismo'.