CNE director does not see any reason to disregard results
"Acting otherwise would have meant the removal of any political future"
The country "has matured a lot." Therefore, any attempt at dismissing the results would have been unsuccessful. "Acting otherwise would have meant the removal of any political future," she said in a program on TV network Telesur.
She explained that for the CNE, an irreversible trend to announce the results meant a substantial difference of one million votes.
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."