Venezuela Denounces Acts of Sabotage to hinder Elections

Caracas, May 9 (Prensa Latina) Venezuelan Minister of Electric Energy Luis Motta Dominguez denounced Wednesday a new attack on the national electricity system, done to hinder the May 20 presidential elections. Dominguez told the press that this act of sabotage is the seventh that occurs in one of the substations in Cabimas, Zulia state, where an explosion set off a fire of the power distribution station.

The minister indicated that thanks to information provided by inhabitants of the area, one of those responsible was identified.

‘I want to inform you that it was unfortunately a former worker of the National Electric Corporation (Corpoelec) who was expelled for committing acts of this type before,’ pointed out Dominguez, adding that the individual was released during the management of the public prosecutor Luisa Ortega.

He specified that up to now 95 percent of the electricity service in the area affected by the fire has been restored.

In addition, he notified that a catch ballot will be issued for the offender and will be made available to the competent authorities.

The attacks on the Venezuelan electric power system are intensified by the proximity of the presidential elections and members of legislative councils, Dominguez acknowledged and assured that he will keep the fight to alleviate the situation.

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