The president of the National Electoral Council (CNE) of Venezuela, Pedro Calzadilla, highlighted this Sunday the citizen participation in the electoral simulation that is being carried out in the country in view of the municipal and regional elections on November 21.
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During a statement to the media, the rector of the electoral body commented that the population “has turned enthusiastically and massively to the voting centers authorized by the CNE to fulfill this day that is entering its final phase.”
“We are very satisfied in the CNE for the day that has been fulfilled and is being fulfilled today (…) The massive participation of the citizens, the people of Venezuela in this extraordinary drill was recorded,” he said.
The president of the CNE specified that the participation on this day “has far exceeded the expectations that we had raised. Good omen when we go to an election on November 21”.
In the balance of the national electoral simulation, Calzadilla indicated that the day is propitious to verify the operation of the teams, doing the necessary tests to verify that everything is done correctly. “A great dress rehearsal” for the upcoming elections, he said.
In addition, he said that one of the objectives of the simulation is to allow citizens to become familiar with the voting machine, the operation of the dynamics and know how to exercise their suffrage.
On the other hand, he commented that they plan to close the polling stations at 4:00 p.m. (local time).
Political party participation
Calzadilla declared that the organizations with political ends have mobilized their teams, “deployed in the 446 voting centers and in the 1,386 tables set up throughout the country.”
“It is another good news. Popular citizen participation, extraordinary participation of organizations with political ends from all sectors that make up the national political spectrum. We have seen it, testimony of a living and profound democracy,” said the rector.
Rectification to the EU
Likewise, Calzadilla demanded a rectification from the European Union (EU) for the statements of the High Representative for Foreign Affairs and Security Policy, Josep Borrell.
“It is unfortunate that this is the announcement of a recently signed agreement,” said Calzadilla. “Any action that violates the principles of that agreement forces me to pay attention and review.”
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“The high representative of the EU must publicly apologize to the Venezuelan people for such a serious aggression, which violates the sovereignty and independence of the Republic,” emphasized the rector of the CNE.
The official added that Borrell said they would attend the country to support a political faction and that the legitimacy of the upcoming elections “depends on the report they issue. We cannot keep silent in the face of such a serious statement.”