Caracas Mayoral Candidate Declares ‘We Will Overcome’

Erika Farias of the United Socialist Party of Venezuela (PSUV) has announced her candidacy for the office of Mayor of Caracas.

Erika Farias of the United Socialist Party of Venezuela (PSUV) has announced her candidacy for the office of Mayor of Caracas. | Photo: AVN

Erika Farias called for unity among the country’s revolutionaries in order to secure victory for the United Socialist Party of Venezuela in municipal elections on December 10.

Nov 18 (Telesur) Erika Farias of the United Socialist Party of Venezuela (PSUV) has announced her candidacy for the office of Mayor of Caracas in the run-up to next month’s municipal elections.

Addressing assembled crowds in the capital’s Plaza Caracas on Saturday, the 45-year-old candidate said: “We are the expression of the unity that our giant Hugo Chávez summoned; a unity that is expressed in the Simón Bolívar project.”

During her speech, Farias called for unity at the ballot box among the country’s revolutionaries in order to secure the party’s victory in municipal elections on December 10.

“I’m not going to make a plan in an office with a group of specialists,” Farias told the audience. “I’m going to make a plan with the people of Caracas – women, youths, grandparents, popular power – because that’s what Chávez taught us. The people of Caracas want to and can govern.”

Farias went on to speak of the braveness of Venezuelans, saying that they had hope and trust in the Bolivarian Revolution “which does not surrender.”

The candidate also praised President Nicolás Maduro, whom she described as “ready to continue fighting, organizing himself, keep winning.”

Reaffirming her commitment to peace, Farias later tweeted: “Today we sealed before our people the commitment to govern for the love of Caracas…. We will overcome!”

The candidate was accompanied by President of the National Constituent Assembly Delcy Rodríquez, and First Vice-President of the PSUV Diosdado Cabello.

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