CARACAS- The governor of Venezuela’s Miranda state, the grandson of Holocaust survivors, announced he will challenge President Hugo Chavez next year.
Governor Henrique Capriles Radonski said he wants to be “president of all Venezuela.” The state of Miranda includes part of Caracas. Capriles said he will seek the endorsement of what has been a divided opposition. In an effort to field a unified candidate, the opposition has scheduled a primary for February 2012.
Capriles is not Jewish, but nonetheless has been the target of anti-Semitic attacks.