The Defense Minister of Venezuela, Vladimir Padrino López, reported this Sunday that 16,300 officials of the Bolivarian National Armed Force (FANB) for the electoral simulation called by the National Electoral Council (CNE) of the country, ahead of the regional and local elections on November 21 in Venezuela.
“(Also) we will be accompanying them in the next events scheduled in the CNE’s schedule and of course there has been no type of negative event in any part of the national territory, everything has flowed perfectly,” said the minister in statements to the Venezuelan state television channel (VTV).
On the international observation for the elections on November 21, Godfather Lopez He said that the nation has given “opening” so that the “whole world knows more in depth what exists in Venezuela, the robustness of its institutions.”
“That the international observers come to observe the internal process, from end to end, there is nothing to hide, our electoral system is extraordinarily transparent,” he said.
Earlier, the head of the Strategic Operational Command of the Bolivarian National Armed Forces (Ceofanb), Domingo Hernández Lárez, reported that they provide support to the CNE in the simulation day to protect the security of the voters and electoral material.
The president of the CNE, Pedro Calzadilla, reported on Thursday that a delegation from the Carter Center, which is in the country to evaluate the possibility of sending an observation mission for the November elections, was invited to the electoral mock to make tours of several authorized centers in Caracas and thus verify the effectiveness of the system.
Likewise, the Latin American Council of Electoral Experts (Ceela) is “accompanying” the process this Sunday.
The electoral body enabled 466 voting centers nationwide from 7:00 local time (11.00 GMT) for the electoral rehearsal that is scheduled to end at 16.00 (20.00 GMT).
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