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Leopoldo López
Mayor of Chacao, Venezuela

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Mayor of Chacao, Venezuela
From CSP, Caracas, Venezuela
Let's put things in perspective. Chacao is not a "normal" city and should not figure in that contest. It should be more assimilated like an "arondissement" in Paris. It comprises only 65,000 inhabitants, of the 4 or 5 million which comprises the metropolitan Caracas, and to make it easier to manage, it is home to Venezuela's elite and richest people, diplomats etc... Could that be the reason why every mayor of that mini-"dream" municipality, which was created only about 15 years ago, all enjoyed so much success? (Posted 19 August 2008)

From Celeste, Caracas, Venezuela
Leopoldo López is the best mayor in Venezuela. The mayor of Chacao is well educated, intelligent, creative, a great administrator, charismatic and a wonderful leader. Chacao is clean and good looking. Leopoldo takes special care of old people with activities and medical care in their own homes. He has created new hospitals, schools, parks and he has improved all kinds of cultural activities, art, museums, economical development, and excellent police services that provide personal security for the communities. He has made this place safer than any other in Caracas, he is also working on the reconciliation of the two political sides of the Venezuelan people has made Chacao the best place to live in Caracas and in the whole Venezuela, in all senses; Leopoldo López is doing a really good job. Good job Lopez. We thank you! (Posted 19 August 2008)

From Oswaldo R, Chacao, Venezuela
Leopoldo Lopez is the most important mergent leader since 1992's Hugo Chavez raising. Right now he has most aproval and leadership than Chavez in several recent polls contrywide. His job as a mayor in Chacao was outstanding, achievement important goals in third age, health, public safety, citizen's affairs, justice, etc. He´s big achievement was to put Chacao as the principal place to live and invest in Caracas, Venezuela, the most safe zone in the city and the principal place to go for dinner, dancing and past the time.



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