Electoral body director: "The ballot is secret, vote with confidence"
"All the National Electoral Council (CNE) directors, spokespersons from opposition parties and from the national government have agreed on that, which means that all those who have checked the electoral system and have deep knowledge about it unanimously think that vote is absolutely secret," Vicente Díaz, one of the directors of the CNE
Moreover, he offered further details regarding the audits that have been performed to the electoral system, including voting rolls, and the voting machines' software. He highlighted that so far audits have been successful and that all the revision procedures have been approved by high-level technicians from the CNE, and from both government and opposition blocs, so he confirmed that the electoral system "would accurately show the will of the electorate."
He added that most voting machines have been distributed to all the states and that transmission media would be examined soon.
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."