CARACAS, Wednesday July 12, 2006 | Update
National Electoral Council (CNE) director Sandra Oblitas
does not know the Venezuelan electoral system, NGO Súmate
regretted Wednesday. Previously, Oblitas had hinted the possibility
of not providing full data on the home address for enrollment
or update of voters at the register.
In a press release, Súmate reminded the official of article 100, Organic Law on Suffrage and Political Participation. The instrument sets forth voters' duty to report their residence data to the Electoral Registry Office.
The provision states as follows: "In the event of proving non-fulfillment of the obligation established in this article, or false information, voters will be imposed the penalties provided for in this law. In the case of reallocation, it will be null and void, regardless of the relevant penalty."
The NGO remembered that CNE should check the authenticity of the data provided by voters.
02:57 PM. HEAVY RAINS. Venezuelan Executive Vice-President Elias Jaua reported that the government is designing plans to support farmers, cattlemen and peasants of the state of Mérida who have been hit by heavy rains that have caused crop losses.