Authorities: Election kits delivered to all voting places
National Electoral Council's director Socorro Hernández informed that the body has already adopted all the contingency mechanisms, "including technological equipment and coordination with different public institutions," such as telephone company CANTV, power company Corpoelec, the Ministry of Education, the armed forces' election security and protection operation Plan República, among others
Hernández reaffirmed that the council has already adopted all the contingency mechanism, "including technological equipment and coordination with public institutions," such as telephone company CANTV, power company Corpoelec, Ministry of Education, the armed forces' election security and protection operation Plan República, among others.
Furthermore, she pointed out the transparency of the electoral system and its high level of security. "It (the system) does not allow any deviation," Hernández said and added that there are "many people taking a close look at the election."
Hernández informed that the results to be announced by the council are to mirror the "true" will of voters, and stressed that results will be published only after the numbers show an irreversible trend. "We provide the results," the director said and highlighted that the council was the only institution accredited for such purpose.
Translated by Jhean Cabrera
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."