Venezuela's electoral body to punish electoral abuses
"It is time to isolate and reject the small groups that intend to impose their interests over the Republic, peace, and democracy," said the head of the top electoral body
"We have seen an electoral campaign in which the candidates have explained their platforms to the electorate. For us it is very important that every person had received enough information to lay down a criterion before the election," Lucena stated.
"It is time to isolate and reject the small groups that intend to impose their interests over the Republic, peace, and democracy. (...) As always, the Electoral Power will ensure timely information," she remarked.
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."