In a conference call with AS/COA, Armando Briquet, the campaign manager for Venezuelan opposition presidential candidate Henrique Capriles Radonski, discussed the outcome of the February 12 primary vote and the outlook for the general election on October 7. Briquet is a legislator in the state of Miranda and currently presides over the state assembly’s finance committee. He was president of the Miranda state assembly from 2008 to 2010. He served as director of government affairs for the municipality of Baruta in Caracas from 2003 to 2005, and was director general from 2000 to 2003. He is a longtime member of the Primero Justicia political party and currently serves as its secretary of international affairs.
In a dialogue with callers, he explained what has happened in the wake of the Fenruary 12 opposition primaries and the race against President Hugo Chávez, as well as the difficulties the opposition faces going into the general election. He also discussed Capriles' platform, including changes to foreign and monetary policy and a continued commitment to social programs.
- Armando Briquet, campaign manager for Venezuelan presidential candidate Henrique Capriles Radonski
Listen to a podcast of the conference call (en español):