CNE will not assure transparent election, says NGO Súmate
Venezuelan civil association Súmate Thursday reiterated
its concerns over the lack of guarantee by the National Electoral
Council (CNE) to create the appropriate conditions for the
August 7th election for councilmen and parish board members
to be transparent.
In a press conference, Súmate disclosed a document called
"There will not be a transparent vote on August 7th," in which
the Venezuelan NGO says the top electoral body would be responsible
if Venezuelans cannot elect council and parish board authorities
in a transparent way.
"CNE directors have degraded Venezuela's electoral institution
by depriving Venezuelan citizens of democracy's fundamental
right: the right to popular sovereignty practice," reads the
In this connection, Súmate is demanding (that CNE) respect
people's vote and guarantee its secrecy.