The Launch of Venezuela's 2012 Venezuelan Presidential Election Campaign in Images
With posters, massive rallies and speeches, on Sunday 1 July Venezuela’s 2012 presidential election campaign officially began. Incumbent President Hugo Chavez launched his campaign with a caravan and speech in the central Aragua state, while conservative opponent Henrique Capriles chose to hold events in Santa Elena de Uairen in the south eastern state of Bolivar and in Zulia state, to the north west of Venezuela. The campaign will last until 4 October, with voting on 7 October. You can read VA’s news coverage of the day’s events here.
A vigil on Saturday 30 June in Caracas to mark the launch of Hugo Chavez’s presidential campaign, one of many across the country. (VTV).
Hugo Chavez (right) and Henrique Capriles on the launch of their respective presidential election campaigns (noticias.com.ve).
Chavez’s campaign caravan Sunday 1 July en route to Maracay in Aragua state (colectivohidrocarburogas.blogspot.com).
Chavez’s speech in Maracay (noticiaaldia.com).
Capriles speaking in Santa Elena de Uairen (Guillermo Suárez / Prensa Comando Venezuela).
Thousands of supporters turned out to Chave’z campaign launch (Ciudad CCS).
Capriles in Zulia state on Sunday evening (Daniel Lara / Prensa Comando Venezuela)).
Published on Jul 9th 2012 at 6.31pm