Caracas, November 15 (RHC) The National Electoral Council (CNE) and Venezuela’s political bodies have entered the final stages of the regional and municipal elections scheduled for next Sunday, the 21st.
By calling on the Venezuelan people to go to the polls in large numbers, President Nicolas Maduro highlighted the importance of the upcoming democratic event to strengthen peace and stability in the country.
“The classic Venezuela will go to the polls in a week, marking November 21 in history as the best day for participation and hero democracy,” the head of state said during a public speech the previous day.
Maduro highlighted CNE’s technical and organizational capability in providing the equipment to exercise the right to vote, which is now characterized by high quality and accessibility compared to previous processes.
The Venezuelan president has rejected plans to sabotage CNE facilities in Marich, Miranda, which, thanks to the work of security and intelligence agencies, have captured four members of the terrorist movement.
The high-ranking official reiterated his complaint about the relationship between the opposition leader and Justice Leopoldo Lopez, who fled in planning and financing a desperate attack on electoral infrastructure to ignore the development of the election.
This Sunday, the head of the highest-ranking electoral body, Pedro Calcadilla, confirmed his commitment to the security measures for the November 21 regional and municipal elections.
The Minister noted that the CNE maintains close coordination with the Bolivarian National Armed Forces and the police agencies responsible for ensuring the normal development of the democratic event.
“In the past, we have suffered from the actions of departments that continue to destabilize the democratic will of the Venezuelan people with acts of instability and violence,” Calcadilla warned.
He recalled that on Thursday, November 18, the period dedicated to the election campaign would end, a process subject to strict surveillance by the surveillance room of the country’s major television stations to avoid irregularities.
On Friday the 19th, election officials will install ballot tables across the country and distribute them at 14,262 polling stations, guaranteeing a total of 30,106 automated machines to exercise the right to vote.
More than 20 million Venezuelans have been called to the polls to elect 23 governors and 335 mayors, in addition to members of state legislatures and municipal councils.