Nomination of municipal candidates on April 11-15
Tibisay Lucena reported that the National Electoral Council (CNE) resolved to extend the appointment of the poll workers chosen for the ballots of 2012 to 2013
Lucena pointed out that the nomination of the candidates was slated for April 11-15, whereas the campaign may be conducted from June 12 through July 11.
The senior authority notified as well that the CNE resolved to extend the incumbency of the poll workers chosen for the polls of 2012 until 2013. She promised to post the news on major domestic newspapers.
Summary of 2012
Lucena said that an assessment made by the CNE found that 2012 "was a year of successes." She underscored that the changes made to the Comprehensive Authentication System (SAI) and the ballot were welcome by voters.
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.