The President of Venezuela, Nicolas Maduro, today highlighted the strength and transparency of the automated voting system implemented by that country’s National Electoral Council.
During a meeting with international observers at the Miraflores Palace (the seat of the executive branch), the president stressed the scrutinized nature of each stage of the regional and municipal elections that will be held tomorrow, Sunday.
In this sense, Maduro asserted that the Venezuelan electoral system is the safest in the world, thanks to a comprehensive scrutiny scheme endorsed by technicians, experts and witnesses from various organizations with political purposes.
The head of state stressed that the November 21 elections will contribute to consolidating Venezuelan democracy and renewing leadership to move forward towards a new era of economic recovery and political and social stability.
He also highlighted the breadth of the international oversight scheme, in which 300 delegates from 55 countries are participating, including observer missions from the European Union (EU), The Carter Center (US), the Latin American Council of Electoral Experts (Ceela), the United Nations and a network Intellectuals in defense of humanity.
At this point, President Nicolas Maduro in particular urged the European Bloc Commission to respect Venezuela’s legitimacy and sovereignty, rejecting allegations of a ruling recognizing or excluding the legitimacy of the electoral process.
In this regard, the President emphasized that Venezuela will know how to provide strong political, institutional and diplomatic responses to any attempt by the European Union to interfere in the internal affairs of this country.
Similarly, Maduro called on the leaders of the country’s various political forces and their candidates to respect the results emanating from popular sovereignty after they were officially published by the National Electoral Council.
More than 21 million Venezuelans were called to the polls to elect the nation’s 23 governors and 335 mayors, as well as members of regional legislatures and municipal councils.
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