Military detachment shields CNE office in Ciudad Bolívar
Opposition candidate running for Bolívar state governor Andrés Velásquez was adamant in disclaiming the results provided by the National Electoral Council (CNE)
MARÍA DE LOS ÁNGELES CABELLO | EL UNIVERSAL
Monday December 17, 2012 02:06 PM
Troops of the Bolivarian National Guard were deployed on Sunday night at the local chapter of the Venezuelan National Electoral Council (CNE) in the capital city of Bolívar state, south Venezuela.
The military were deployed in Jesús Soto Avenue, a thoroughfare in the capital city; in the immediate vicinity of General Tomás de Heres airport, and Táchira Avenue, where the CNE local chapter is located.
Edgar Mata, the CNE local director, reported that the security was reinforced with the troops of Plan República in view of a demonstration staged by the followers of Andrés Velásquez, the candidate for opposition Unified Democratic Panel (MUD) running for Bolívar state governor.
The MUD candidate voiced on Monday morning his determination to disavow the results produced by the CNE and promised to challenge them within the 15-day term by the election authority.
Following a wave of nationalizations carried out by the late President Hugo Chavez between 2007 and 2012, Venezuela has become the second most frequent respondent to investment treaty arbitration in the world (38 cases in total), after Argentina.