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  Venezuelan Presidential Elections: One Contestant Withdraws, Further Internal Opposition Criticism
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Last EditedLa Fayette  Sep 23, 2012 10:28am
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AuthorTama Pearson
News DateTuesday, September 18, 2012 04:00:00 PM UTC0:0
DescriptionMérida, September 18th 2012 (Venezuelanalysis.com) – As the presidential elections draw closer, there have been some further developments, with one candidate, Yoel Acosta Chirinos, withdrawing, and another opposition leader, Hermann Escarra, publically criticising the opposition coalition MUD’s government plan as “unconstitutional”.

Yesterday Acosta announced he would step down as a candidate and would support Chavez.

When President Hugo Chavez and opposition candidate Henrique Capriles registered as candidates for the 7 October presidential elections in June, five other people backed by smaller parties or organisations also registered, among them Acosta.
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