The president of the National Electoral Council (CNE) reported that all troubles in polling centers have been promptly solved and controlled both by CNE authorities and military officers of Plan República
All the occurrences so far in polling centers "have been controlled," Tibisay Lucena, the president of the National Electoral Council, said.
"We have had some small incidents and should acknowledge that at this time, compared with other elections, they have been fully controlled. There was a situation in Maracaibo (the capital city of eastern Zulia state), which was controlled and everything that has happened has been promptly solved. This shows responsiveness not only of the CNE, but also of our Bolivarian Armed Forces and Plan República," she said.
The story could have been different. On April 12, 2014, university students led a march to the Attorney General Office in order to submit concrete requests in regards to security and to demand the release of a group of youngsters detained in Táchira state.