CNE: 97% of balloting stations get a good start
"It is a quite positive balance, Venezuelans are voting throughout the country"
Tibisay Lucena, the president of the Venezuelan National Electoral Council (CNE), reported that 97% of polling stations are already in place nationwide.
"It is a quite positive balance, Venezuelans are voting throughout the country," Lucena told state-run TV channel VTV.
There were some troubles as to the opening of balloting stations in some states, namely Aragua, Portuguesa and Delta Amacuro, she avowed. "Nevertheless, fortunately, right now, everything is over 90%," she explained.
The El Perú police station, in El Callao municipality, south of Bolívar state, south Venezuela, came under sustained fire with more than 100 bullets smacking into its walls. According to police records, a gang of 15 gunmen identified as members of the so-called "mining unions" arrived on motorbikes in the evening of August 23 and began opening fire on the police station. They intended to get back a belt pack containing guns, bullets and memory storage devices.