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CARACAS, Friday April 26, 2013 | Update
 
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ELECTION 2013

Electoral officer: Henrique Capriles is entitled to challenge the results

National Electoral Council's director Vicente Díaz said that he approved the election audit that was announced on April 18; but added that such decision "did not rule out the possibility of asking for a closer examination"

Vicente Díaz agreed with the opposition's request to conduct a review of the voters' lists as part of the audit on 46% of the ballot boxes used in the presidential election held on April 14 (TV screen capture)
EL UNIVERSAL
Friday April 26, 2013  04:32 PM
Venezuela's National Electoral Council's director Vicente Díaz said on Friday that he "understands and welcomes" a request filed by opposition presidential candidate Henrique Capriles Radonski to conduct a review of the voters' lists as part of the audit on 46% of the ballot boxes used in the presidential election held on April 14.

Díaz explained that he approved the election audit that was announced on April 18; but added that such decision "did not rule out the possibility of asking for a closer examination."

He added that the National Electoral Council would make an announcement in the next few hours to provide all the details and announce the schedule for the audit on 46% of the ballot boxes.

The CNE's director rejected "any attempt to condemn Capriles' actions. He is exercising his legitimate right to challenge (the results)."

Díaz underscored that elections in Venezuela are not held under the principle of equity, so he supported Capriles' plans to contest the presidential vote.
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