June 2, 2022 (OrinocoTribune.com)—The national vice president of Democratic Action (AD, Acción Democrática), Edgar Zambrano, stated on Monday, May 30 that the party’s candidate for the opposition primaries will be Henry Ramos Allup, in the run up to the 2024 presidential race.
The Unitary Platform, a coalition of Venezuelan opposition parties, recently announced that it would carry out a national consultation process to prepare for the 2024 presidential elections. The coalition, composed of numerous parties, issued an official statement in which it stated that it would conduct primaries to determine a single presidential candidate to represent the coalition. Each party in the Unitary Platform is expected to submit a candidate for these primaries.
Zambrano said that Ramos Allup’s candidacy was received with enthusiasm within the party. Zambrano’s pronouncement, however, was contradicted by a recent article published by Nuevo País, which reported that a source from Democratic Action said Ramos Allup has not been confirmed as AD’s candidate. In fact, the announcement conflicts with rumors that the AD’s candidate would be the party secretary Carlos Prosperi.
“If God allows it, first, and my colleague Henry Ramos Allup, and the party leadership, decide that the responsibility of being the standard bearer for the primary elections falls on me, I will assume it with humility, not to go out and participate, but to win the primaries and the presidential elections of 2024,″ Prosperi stated recently, reported RedRadioVE. This indicates that Prosperi has not ruled out contesting the primaries as the candidate for AD—although he has also said that the final decision will rest with Ramos Allup.
Special for Orinoco Tribune by Steve Lalla
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