López stresses the importance of electoral witnesses in October vote
Leopoldo López, coordinator of opposition campaign team Comando Venezuela, said that full attention has been paid to polling stations located in remote places or small constituencies as in the past they were highly vulnerable in the absence of electoral witnesses
Leopoldo López, coordinator of opposition campaign team Comando Venezuela, said Thursday that the team led by presidential candidate Henrique Capriles Radonski has been working to guarantee the presence of qualified electoral witnesses in every polling center.
López said that electoral witnesses in next October 7 presidential election will be tasked with guaranteeing the proper running and transparency of the ballot.
The opposition leader said that upon auditing polling stations located in remote places or small constituencies, a wide margin in the results was observed as these polling stations were "highly vulnerable" due to the absence of witnesses to prevent fake votes from being cast in favor of a candidate.
Ahead of the October 7 presidential vote, López said, "election details had never been approached as accurately as they have been now," in order to guarantee people's vote.
"There are 13,810 polling centers, 40,000 polling stations and we require 120,000 witnesses. There are 5,300 key polling centers. Most polling centers have three polling stations in average, while small centers have one or 2. We know who and what we rely on; we are better prepared this time," said López in a live video-interview to daily newspaper El Universal.
Translated by Jhean Cabrera
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