Election campaign for governors ends on Thursday at midnight
A total of 36,220 polling stations will be established on Friday
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.
President Nicolás Maduro is not only the heir to the throne, but also to an economic crisis which demanded urgent measures to rectify the course. The crisis showed up in two aspects: a 50% inflation estimate, and shortage of staples ranging between 70% and 98%. These issues might hit the President's poor popularity; considering his feeble electoral victory of 1% over his challenger.