CNE orders removal of pro-government election ads
Administrative inquiries commenced into daily newspaper Nuevo Día, private news TV channel Globovisión and state-owned channel VTV
On Thursday, in a session, CNE ordered to apply several measures that involve a request for the removal of election ads.
The council also ordered two inquiries into opposition coalition Comando Venezuela (Venezuela Command) for the alleged excess of centimeters and time established in the election standards. Specifically, for the publication of more than half page in daily newspaper El Nacional and for a spot that lasted more than three minutes in the Venezuelan TV channels Globovisión and Meridiano TV. This excesses occurred on August 19 and 26, informed CNE through a news bulletin.
CNE also commenced an administrative proceeding concerning opposition Proyecto Venezuela party "for exceeding the allowed space in daily newspaper El Carabobeño."
Furthermore, CNE commenced two administrative proceedings for allegedly displying election ads in places expressly banned in the election rules.
One of the administrative proceedings is against the Metro de Caracas Company and the other against Carabobo Command. Both have been ordered to immediately remove a placard from Antímano (a subway station) and posters from the Integral Diagnosis Center (CDI).
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."