CARACAS, Monday September 27, 2010 | Update
Election 2010
Candidate María Corina Machado: Venezuela said no to communism

The Deputy-elected for central Miranda state said that Venezuela’s President Hugo Chávez “turned the parliament election into a plebiscite and lost”

Monday September 27, 2010  12:19 PM

María Corina Machado, the Deputy-elect for central Miranda state termed "irresponsible" and "unacceptable" that the National Electoral Council (CNE) "boasts about having the most cutting-edge system in the world, but provides the results the day after the election."

She explained that the CNE "gave no numbers, but some names; gave numbers, no final percentages and this is disrespect for men and women in the contest as nominal candidates."

She noted that President Hugo Chávez "turned the election to the National Assembly into a plebiscite and lost."

"It is very clear. Venezuela said no to Cuban-like communism; Venezuela said no to a way towards democracy and now we have the legitimacy of citizens' votes; we are the people's representatives."

Venezuelan metallurgic industries stay alert

According to inner surveys performed by the Venezuelan Association of Metallurgical and Mining Industries (AIMM), where 160 metallurgic companies were taken into consideration, 90% of the companies members of this association are "distressed because of their existence or survival in the short term," stated Manuel Eseverri, president of this association.

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