Regional and municipal elections in Venezuela They are passing “peacefully,” this Sunday the head of the European Union (EU)’s election campaign, Isabel Santos, promised a return to the country of observers after 15 years.
“Everything is going smoothly,” the ambassador told reporters after visiting a school in a popular area of Caracas.
When asked about the delay in the process by which 21 of the 30 million people were summoned to elect 23 governors and 335 mayors, he continued. “Problems are solved. People can vote with confidence.”
In a statement issued on November 23, Santos said, “So far the issues have been resolved in one way or another, but these are things we will talk about later.”
Live: Venezuela 2021 election results
The number of Venezuela’s automatic voting system will be released at any time
The National Electoral Council (CNE), the governing body of the electoral authority in Venezuela, plans to announce the results between 8pm and 9:00 pm, although the announcement of other votes has been delayed until late at night.
On the pretext that there are still queues at the polls, CNE tends to deliver results after several hours.
In the run-up to the election, President Nicolas Maduro, in question, mocked the EU’s role in Venezuela, pointing out that they had no authority to “judge” elections.
“Can any international observer in any country in the world give a valid verdict on the true national and sovereign process of a country? No, so you get out of that cloud, EU Commission,” the president began a ceremony with other international observers at the Miraflores Presidential Palace on Saturday.
However, Santos declined to comment on Maduro’s comments. “I did not say anything about those things. I respect all Venezuelan officials. I can not comment,” he stressed.
Nicolas Maduro exercised his right to vote
President of Venezuela, Nicolas Maduro, said this Sunday EU observers who came with the election of mayors and governors “behaved in accordance with the mission.”
“They respect the constitution and the law and continue to work to this day. I hope their oversight will remain the same until the end of the mission. I hope it will continue to be so. I really want that,” the president said after the vote in Caracas.
He also promised to respect the results of the regional and local elections.
Venezuela’s opposition condemns failure to close polling stations
Former Presidential Candidate, Henrik Gabriels, CNE was asked to close polling stations where there were no voters in line Established in the standard. He denounced the fact that abuses had been recorded in some places.
The Maduro government’s opposition leader has called on international observers in the country over regional and local elections.
For his part, the representative of the Democratic Unity Schedule (MUD), Juan Carlos Caldera, Demanded that the law be complied with and that voter tables in Venezuela be closed without queuing. He also pointed out that they were not allowed to go to the main headquarters of the organization.
“The creation of a kind of ghetto by the CNE is unbelievable, a place reserved for political parties, and we are not allowed access to the media or to the offices of the rectors,” he lamented.
Maduro has called on supporters to vote after the polls close
President of Venezuela, Nicholas Maduro, 20 minutes after the polls officially closed on Sunday, called on his supporters to vote in local and regional elections, which drew criticism from various opposition candidates.
I invite everyone who has a 1×10 list (Official Vote Promotion Program) Patriotic, Bolivarian and Savista attacks across the country go to auction. For the man and woman who hold your list. Mobilization is important! Fight, fight, win. Vote to win! Maduro wrote on Twitter.
With information from AFP and EFE.
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