Venezuelan President Nicolas Maduro warned he would take up arms if he loses the election.
Venezuelan President NicolÃ¡s Maduro is warning that heâ€™ll take up arms and lead a revolution if a government comes into power that wants to hand the countryâ€™s “riches” to â€œimperialistâ€ forces.
In a campaign speech Wednesday, Maduro â€” who is hoping to win a new six-year term in a highly questioned May 20 election â€” accused his nearest opposition rival, Henri FalcÃ³n, of wanting to sell the country out to â€œthe gringos.â€
â€œIf someday a government was in power that intended to hand over [our] riches, I would be the first one to raise the alarm, grab a gun and start an armed revolution with the people, if necessary,â€ he told a crowd of supporters in Vargas. â€œI would be the first one to do it, and call the people to arms.â€
Supporters of Maduro’s opponent have claimed they are scared to go to the voting booth due to the fact they don’t want repercussions from the Maduro.
Maduro also said this
â€œI donâ€™t give a damn what Europe says. I donâ€™t give a damn about what Washington says,â€ he told the crowd. â€œI only care about what Venezuelaâ€™s youth, Venezuelaâ€™s women and Venezuelaâ€™s workers say. Thatâ€™s whatâ€™s important to me.â€Â
Socialist Venezuelan Dictator calls for armed revolution if he loses election https://t.co/BsTFxlGU4Z
â€” Jacob Palmieri (@jakepalmieri) May 5, 2018