UnNews:Interview with Nicolas Maduro
15 April 2013
When Hugo Chavez died one month ago, there was considerable uncertainty about whether Chavismo would continue in Venezuela or whether the President's death would signal the end of his socialist crusade. Last night, those doubts were answered as his chosen successor, Nicolas Maduro, won a convincing victory in the presidential election.
Maduro: Thank you. There were some, eh, hairy moments back there, but now, with this victory I hope we bring new era of -
Template:Interview Well, before we get into any political stuff, would you mind if we ask you a bit about your clothes?
Maduro: My clothes?
Template:Interview Yes. Would you say that it's fair to describe you as looking like a physio from a South American football team circa 1986?
Maduro: I think I no understand.
Template:Interview You spend all your time walking around in a multi-coloured tracksuit, what about the observation don't you understand exactly?
Maduro: Well, in Venezuela politics, we have more wide, eh, concept of what can wear a politician, like -
Maduro: Tracksuit is the problem?
[Maduro confers with his translator to make sure he is following the conversation correctly.]
Template:Interview Is that it? Do you dress like this for a joke?
Maduro: For joke?
Template:Interview Yeah, that must be it! That would explain the sausage moustache too!
Maduro: Now you go too far! My moustache is... I very proud of my moustache!
Template:Interview It looks like you fell asleep and some nasty friends slipped a scrawny dog turd under your nose.
Maduro: That's it! I go! I was promised interview with no jokes!
- Leverage "Chavez heir Maduro wins Venezuela presidential election". BBC, April 12, 2013