National Lawyers Guild
October 9, 2012
National Lawyers Guild President-Elect Azadeh Shahshahani was interviewed from Caracas by Free Speech Radio News. She just completed - along with seven other Guild members - a delegation to Venezuela in which Guild members served as election monitors in Sunday's elections.
Click here to listen to the interview!
In Venezuela, voters elected President Hugo Chavez to a fourth term in office Sunday. Voter turnout was high in the closest race of Chavez’ near-fourteen years as president. According to the National Electoral Council, Chavez received 54 percent of the vote. His opponent, Henrique Capriles, 45 percent.
Chavez greeted crowds at the Miraflores Palace in Caracas Sunday, saying he was making an appeal to his detractors.
To those promoting hatred, Chavez said, those trying to deny all the good things that are happening here in Venezuela, I invite you to dialogue, to debate and to work together for Bolivarian Venezuela.
For more, we go to Caracas to speak with National Lawyers Guild president-elect Azadeh Shahshahani. She’s part of a group of international monitors in the country.
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