"Miranda is vital." Henrique Capriles is governor. He's challenged by PSUV's Elias Jaua. Polls show a close race. Zulia and Merida states are closely contested. So are others.
Venezuela's Communist Party (PCV) plans running its own gubernatorial candidates in Amazonas, Portuguesa, Bolivar and Merida. Party officials will support PSUV in 19 other states.
Post-US elections, Chavez urged Obama to govern America and not invade or destabilize other countries. On November 8, he said:
Obama should "reflect, first, for his country, which lamentably has many social and economic problems. It's a divided country, a country with a social and economic fracture where poverty and misery are growing every day."
He said "super elites" run America. They're "exploiting the country and society." They're "poisoning it, cheating it, and manipulating it through a media war."
He also urged PSUV candidates "assume their responsibility with the revolution, not with local groups, or political groups inside the party."
He stressed "loyalty (with) the people and the revolution, whatever the cost."
The benefit is helping all Venezuelans by doing the right thing. Chavez prioritizes those most in need. They reward him with reelection. On December 16, expect Bolivarianism to emerge triumphant. Most Venezuelans want it no other way.
A Final Comment
Rumors about Chavez's health continue. They again surfaced when it was announced he'll return to Cuba for more treatment. He made clear he's cancer-free.
During weeks of presidential campaigning, he showed no ill effects. He's returning to Cuba for special hyperbaric oxygen therapy (HBOT).
It enhances natural healing. It involves breathing 100% oxygen under increased atmospheric pressure. It's been used for centuries. It's used to prevent bone decay from radiation therapy.
It treats many injuries, ailments, and illnesses. It's not for cancer. Chavez will also receive physiotherapy. He said he'll "continue consolidating the process of strengthening (his) health."
He was last treated in Cuba six months ago. He received excellent care. He's "taking care of (his) health." He's "complying with the complementary treatment plan coordinated by the medical team which is supporting" him.
Since 2011, he had three surgeries, chemotherapy and radiotherapy. Last July, he said he's cancer free. At the same time, recuperating from chemotherapy and radiation treatment takes time.