An emotional Henrique Capriles recognized electoral defeat saying he “felt very proud for what we have constructed,” and appreciated that I “have won the confidence of over 6 million Venezuelans…6 million people who feel that the country could be better.” He urged those who voted for him to not feel like they had lost, because they had opened a new path. He emphasized that he “obeys and respects the decision of the people.” He also warned against the temptation to not recognize the electoral results. “To radical sectors [of the opposition] that want to get creative, I have always said: in this country radicalism has done a lot of damage.”