[ View the story "Venezuelans pledge to 'disconnect' from Maduro" on Storify] Venezuelans pledge to 'disconnect' from Maduro Opposition candidate uses hashtag to campaign for votes.
The Stream· Thu, Apr 11 2013 11:34:58
The picture below lists Venezuelan politicians deemed "enchufados" by the campaign.
@JuanCLogoM: Know the connected ones. Disconnect on April 14.
One popular photo shared with the hashtag asks voters to sever political ties between Venezuela and Cuba.
#14A #desenchufalos #yovoto #votainstagram.com
Supporters of the campaign are calling themselves "desenchufalos" and are particularly targeting interim president Nicolás Maduro, who has been in power since early March. He is the predicted front-runner for the April 14 election.
@GabrielIsDead_: In three months of the Maduro government, there have been 5293 blackouts. Disconnect.
En 3 meses de Gobierno de Maduro han habido 5.293 apagones. #DesenchufalosGabrielMorales
Critiquing a recent visit by Maduro to Caracas, Capriles supporters held signs reading, "For those who are stopped by his bodyguards so that his cars can pass: Disconnect!" and "From those who are escorted yet say there is no insecurity: Disconnect!"
a 300-car caravan to Caracas in support of Capriles.
Other organisations have tied the #desenchufalos campaign to the larger push for free and fair elections.
Still, many are pledging their support for Maduro, saying a vote for the United Socialist Party candidate will continue the legacy of the late Hugo Chavez.
From iPostel Aldia, the communications account for the post office of Venezuela:
@iPostelaldia : Workers from #Ipostel say 'Chavez, I swear to you that my vote is for Maduro'. @Carlos1908r: This April 14, I will vote for Maduro; share this photo if you are also voting for him.
Another Twitter user asks followers to pledge their support by sharing her photo.
@Glo485227: For all of the years that we have been saying it, until now, I will always follow you in honour of your memory, President [Chavez]; I will continue with Maduro. What do you think of the #desenchufalos campaign and the April 14 elections in Venezuela? Share your thoughts in the comments below.