Plan República vouches the operation of 78% of polling stations
The chief of the Operational Strategic Command, Wilmer Barrientos, noted that so far the election is on track
A total of 23 state governors and 260 members of legislative councils are to be elected on Sunday (Photo: Kisaí Mendoza)
Sunday December 16, 2012 07:47 AM
Wilmer Barrientos, chief of the Operational Strategic Command, reported on Sunday that 78% of the polling stations arranged throughout Venezuela to elect state governors and deputies to legislative councils are in good working order.
"The process is on track," except for some isolated events, he remarked.
Barrientos downplayed the claims of attack on Zulia state governor Pablo Pérez. "It is just a road accident as it usually happens anywhere else in the country," the official said in reference to a car that crashed into the garage of the governor's residency in the early hours of Sunday.
The high-ranking officer is responsible for Plan República, a deployment of military troops to balloting centers and voters.
According to forecasts made in August by National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA), repercussions of El Niño Southern Oscillation (ENSO) phenomenon would be enhanced at least until March 2016.