I can give Venezuela the leadership which she needs is the message of Dr. Diego?
CU: Dr. Diego Arria speaking on television.
CU: Dr. Arria PULL OUT TO MV with journalists.
CU: Posters showing Dr. Arria, PULL OUT TO seated at table journalists. (5 SHOTS)
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Background: I can give Venezuela the leadership which she needs is the message of Dr. Diego Arria Salicetti, who has announced that he will stand as an Independent candidate in a Presidential election later this year. Dr. Arria is a former Minister of Tourism and Information. His campaign stresses that all part os the community should work together. It was launched on television on Sunday (21 MAY).
SYNOPSIS: Diego Arria launched a strong attack on the leading Accion Democratic and the Copei parties, saying that they had done a considerable amount of damage to the country.
Diego Arria and his wife also gave a press conference with breakfast during which he expanded his campaign. No large political rallies, but intimate talks with the people in their homes. It was a tour of the country, meeting the people, which had decided him to stand, he told the press. Diego Arria, who has also served as Governor of Caracas emphasised his record of service to the community. He appealed to the people for a government of open democracy free of party dogma.