- JUAN FRANCISCO ALONSO
06 de octubre de 2016 11:14 AM
Actualizado el 06 de octubre de 2016 11:25 AM
The Venezuelan National Electoral Council (CNE) will take one month to find whether the opposition coalition Unified Democratic Panel (MUD) succeeded in collecting the necessary number of signatures of voters to active a recall referendum against the administration of President Nicolás Maduro.
The information is contained in the schedule for the collection of 20% of signatures, slated for October 26-28, and finally posted on CNE website.
As part of the planning, the CNE clarified that on November 28-29, CNE directors will determine “the admissibility or not” of the request made by the dissent.
In the event that MUD will manage to collect 3.8 million signatures, the CNE will have up to 90 days to set the day of the recall referendum.
Last September 21, the CNE noted that insofar as all requirements are satisfied, the recall referendum “might be held in the middle of the first quarter of 2017.”
In addition, the opposition needs to collect 20% of signatures state by state.
Based on the plan, the CNE will take 15 days to collect all the materials used during the three-day term provided for the gathering of signatures, and additional 15 working days to check and quantify the signatures, plus a couple of days to audit the database of fingerprints and, finally, one day for the results.