21 November 2021 23:11 GMT
At a press conference before the end of election day, the International Observer Group highlighted the broader voter turnout and the nature of the process.
As of 6:00 pm on Sunday, polling stations in Venezuela began closing more than 12 hours after Election Day. According to the election rules, after that, if there are no voters in the queue of polling stations, the polling booths will be closed to start the censorship phase of the results. Otherwise, the process continues until there are no voters.
The National Electoral Council (CNE) confirmed this information through its Twitter account and announced that once the results are reviewed, citizens’ verification of 54% of the ballot papers will be carried out at each center after the draw.
They are called to vote in these elections 21 million Venezuelan people, Which will elect 23 governors, 335 mayors, 253 state legislators and 2,471 councilors for a total of 3,082 positions. More than 70,200 candidates contested the election.
A total of 14,262 polling stations have been set up across the country with 30,206 polling stations for this election.
Just minutes before the polls closed, a group of international observers from the National Election Council (CNE) headquarters in central Caracas held a brief press conference.
One of the international comrades, Ricardo Patino, the former Foreign Minister of Ecuador, said that during his visit to the polling stations he could observe “a lot of order and discipline on the issue of survival.”Wide participation Of the political parties and non-government of the government “.
At the polls “we were able to observe that in all cases there were at least three witnesses from different political parties”.
# Nvideo📹 | International Vitor Ricardo Patino confirmed that the massive and enthusiastic participation of the Venezuelan people can be seen on this day. Similarly, he pointed out that achieving this participation strengthens and strengthens Venezuelan democracy.# MegaElecciones2021pic.twitter.com/lANTgvCJ0C
– VTV Channel 8 (VTVcanal8) November 21, 2021
For his part, Gabriela Rivadora, former Speaker of the Ecuadorian Legislature, pointed out that the day is over. “Very quiet”.
“We want to recognize the previous process because it is worth noting the agreements on the negotiating table in Mexico,” he said, referring to the negotiation process between the government and various departments of the opposition, where there was the participation of opposition political parties. They were called to boycott previous elections because they considered them fraudulent and did not recognize Venezuelan companies.
Similarly, Spanish politician Juan Carlos Monetero in South America expressed these votes.Represents a turning point in the country“.
“We saw a peaceful election. We saw a meeting of table witnesses from different parties,” he said as he toured his polling stations. “Through these elections, the government and the opposition recognize each otherIt’s a huge decision, a new default in Venezuela beyond what the polls say, “said Carlos Monetero.
About 300 international observers, including members of the Latin American Center for Electoral Experts (CEELA), the United Nations (UN), the Carter Center and the European Union (EU), attended the election.
Venezuelan President Nicolas Maduro said on his Twitter page that “the country will strengthen its political dialogue, democratic governance, ability to face problems and find solutions.”
It will be nice to see what happens next in Venezuela. Political dialogue, democratic governance, the ability to deal with problems and the ability to reach solutions will be strengthened. I have more hope and more confidence in the years to come. pic.twitter.com/cmBjANDOOb
– Nicolas Maduro (icNicolasMaduro) November 21, 2021
A few days ago, the President announced that he would convene the Federal Council of Government next Monday to establish a joint working schedule with elected officials.
“The Strategy of Binary Power”
Sociologist Franco Vielma, a researcher on the Misión Verdad portal, told RT that the South American country was “able to exemplify siege and external stressors in an exemplary manner.” Facing the problem and the international situation “.
Vielma referred to the “dual power strategy” that Venezuela had sought to impose with the support of the US government after self-proclaiming former Vice President Juan Quito as “responsible leader” in 2019. This series of actions is ignored. Established powers retained the assets of the Venezuelan government abroad and forced action resurfaced in the country.
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