Albert Rivera arrived yesterday afternoon to the Venezuelan capital as part of a visit that has positive and negative repercussions both in Venezuela and Spain. Leader of Ciudadanos came to Simón Bolívar Airport surrounded by great expectations and there he was received by the ambassador of Spain in Venezuela, Antonio Pérez Hernández, and Lilian Tintori, activist and wife of jailed Venezuelan opposition leader Leopoldo López. From Emotion Research Lab we wanted to analyze how was the emotional welcome and Rivera’s ecstasy in Venezuela.
Before his emotional embrace with Tintori with which it begins two days of intense meetings, and after the visit of former President Rodríguez Zapatero as a mediator where there does not seem to have succeeded in defusing tension between government and opposition, Rivera was not all the chances to enter the country with the right foot. Hours before his arrival, Diosdado Cabello, one of the heavyweights of the Venezuelan government, banned the entry. However, this was not so and finally Rivera managed to step on Venezuelan soil and this afternoon he will participate in the National Assembly with a speech against the jailing of political prisoners and in favor of the constitutional option of revoking Maduro as president. He will also meet with Henrique Capriles and relatives of political prisoners and he does not exclude contacts with the government of Nicolás Maduro.
Rivera’s ecstasy at Venezuela
Both Albert Rivera as Ciudadanos have always been committed to initiate an effective dialogue so that the current situation in Venezuela improves. His spirit on this visit is fully consistent with his predisposition to it. ECSTASY shown after analysis of their arrival in the Venezuelan capital by facial emotion recognition technique reveals that Albert Rivera shows high levels of confidence and engagement to the cause he is defending on his visit to the country led by Maduro.
This appointment not only has spoken of Venezuelan politics, also Spanish political pre campaign has come into play. Albert Rivera argued that “most Spanish parties, except Podemos, for their support to Chávez, agree to help the dialogue” and so, the candidate of Ciudadanos, used this visit as a political weapon to accuse Pablo Iglesias‘ party of support Maduro and not to condemn the existence of political prisoners in the country.
Rivera ‘s speech in the National Assembly promises to be an argument full of emotional moments that from Emotion Research Lab will follow them closely.