Special operation for voters' registration suspended in Australia
Voters cannot register either in Panama City or in Madrid
The special operations for voters' registration announced by diplomatic authorities for residents in the cities of Melbourne, Brisbane and Perth (Australia) were "permanently" suspended.
Nelson Dávila, Venezuela's ambassador to Australia, said in a letter that the lack of staff prevents the execution of special operations for voters' registration in Australia.
There are 500 Venezuelans registered to vote in Australia. However, sources have estimated that there are 10,000 potential voters in that country.
Voters can not register or change their polling center either in Panama City (Panama) or in Madrid (Spain).
José Vicente Rangel clearly said: "We are not conducting negotiations threatened with a gun in the head." He warned behind closed doors in the midst of the social upheaval occurred during the oil strike in 2002 and 2003. Dissenting Timoteo Zambrano answered back that no other option was available: "The thing is that otherwise, you do not negotiate."