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CARACAS, Thursday December 13, 2012 | Update
 
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ELECTION 2012

Election campaign for governors ends on Thursday at midnight

A total of 36,220 polling stations will be established on Friday

Deployment of electoral security and protection operation Plan República began on Tuesday (Photo: Venancio Alcázares)
EL UNIVERSAL
Thursday December 13, 2012  12:36 PM
The gubernatorial election campaign is slated to end on Thursday at midnight.

On Sunday, all Venezuelans, except for those enrolled in Caracas Libertador municipality, must choose 260 public offices, including 23 state governors and 237 members of state legislatures. With regard to the members of state parliaments, 54 lawmakers must be elected by list nationwide, in addition to 175 legislators by nominal vote and eight indigenous representatives.

Plan República gets ready

The chief of the Operational Strategic Command, Army Major General Wilmer Barrientos, reported on the deployment of military troops to safeguard balloting centers and voters as part of Plan República. Beginning on Wednesday, the troops started to apportion the electoral kit among the schools that will operate as polling stations.

According to Barrientos, the military deployment began on Tuesday in remote sites and all the schools were occupied on Wednesday. On Thursday, networking would be safeguarded together with the National Electoral Council (CNE). On Friday, 36,220 polling stations in the aggregate will be established.
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