Capriles backers dance in streets

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Venezuelans backing Henrique Capriles flooded the streets of the capital to show their support for the opposition leader ahead of next weekend’s presidential election.

Tens of thousands of Capriles backers converged on a main avenue in the centre of Caracas for yesterday’s rally.

Many of Mr Capriles’ supporters danced to a newly composed song by Puerto Rican salsa musician Willie Colon that pokes fun at his rival, ruling party candidate Nicolas Maduro.

Meanwhile, Mr Maduro was meeting with military officers in the southern state of Apure ahead of other campaign events.