Venezuela Sets Up Final Details for Elections

Caracas, Dec 9 (Prensa Latina) The National Electoral Council sets up today the final details for the elections to choose the 335 mayors of Venezuela and the new governor of the state of Zulia, which will take place tomorrow.

Today, the first phase of the telecommunications audit is planned, which consists of reviewing the transmission network of results and checking that it is in perfect condition, according to the Agencia Venezolana de Noticias.

In this process, whose second phase will be held on Monday, there will be attended by witnesses from political parties with candidates, international observers, technicians from the National Anonymous Telephone Company of Venezuela (CANTV) and the CNE.

The deployment of international observers will also be carried out, with a total of 50 specialists, mostly from the Council of Electoral Experts of Latin America (CEELA).

Also, a CNE source pinpointed that observers from Argentina, Brazil, Colombia, Costa Rica, Spain, the United States, Suriname, Uruguay, Peru, the Dominican Republic, France, Paraguay, United Kingdom, Honduras, Nicaragua, El Salvador, Chile, Colombia and Belgium are already in Venezuela.

Tania D’Amelio, rector of the CNE, reported that 31,737 polling stations were installed throughout the country until yesterday afternoon, which represents 96.83 % of the total.

In the social network Twitter, the official explained that on Sunday the elections will operate 3, 775 voting tables, whose installation continued the rest of the day.

For these elections are summoned 19,740,846 voters, of which 19,514,561 are Venezuelan and 226, 285 are foreigners registered in the electoral roll.

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