The founder of the Partido Acción Cuidadana (PAC) and three time presidential candidate, Otton Solís, is asking people not to make up things about presidential candidate for the Frente Amplio party, José María Villalta, unless then can prove it.
Solís, who is sitting out this election, says he suffered the same fear campaign in the past, but “nothing could be proven”.
“To those who today attack José María Villalta, I respectfully, suggest they think consider the harm to the country…”, said Solís.
The former PAC leader was referring to comments of Villalta being a “Chavista” (reference to the politics of former Venezuelan president, the late Hugo Chavez) and a “communist”.
Solís made his comments on his Facebook profile, criticizing the “fear campaign” against Villalta.
“If there is evidence that communes the ideology of Chavez or that he has received support from the Venezuelan government, prove it. My point is to face Villalta head on, not to speculate…”, writes Solís.
Although Solís believes the ethics of the Frenta Amplio are compatible with that of the PAC, they differ in ideology, in that Villalta has not understood the important role of private enterprise in the country, that the majority of the rich in the country have gotten there through hard work, austerity and taking risks.
Source: El Financiero