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The Venezuelan opposition began training polling station members for the October 22 primaries


The Venezuelan opposition began training polling station members for the October 22 primaries.
The Venezuelan opposition began training polling station members for the October 22 primaries.

The Venezuelan opposition trains volunteers from various areas of the country in electoral matters who will participate as polling station members in the primaries on October 22in which it will define its standard-bearer for the 2024 presidential elections, anti-Chavismo reported this Wednesday.

Through X (formerly Twitter), the National Primary Commission (CNP), in charge of organizing this process, pointed out that training workshops have been carried out in various sectors of at least 9 of the 23 states of the country.

The commission indicated that these meetings, accompanied by their regional boards, have been held in Guárico, Anzoátegui, Monagas, Delta Amacuro, Bolívar, La Guaira, Carabobo, Táchira and Zulia, the latter two bordering Colombia, where the largest number of people live. Venezuelan migrants.

The CNP shared several photographs of the workshops, which have the objective – it added – of continue “successfully moving toward the primary election.”

The Venezuelan opposition advances its schedule for the internal elections.
The Venezuelan opposition advances its schedule for the internal elections.

The opposition grouped in Democratic Unitary Platform (PUD) supported on Tuesday the CNP’s decision to maintain the date of the elections, despite the recent proposal of the National Electoral Council (CNE) to postpone them to November 19, in order to provide “automated technical support.”

In a statement issued on Monday in response to the electoral body, the CNP recalled that the request for technical assistance was delivered on June 5 to the CNE, which “stopped responding” days later due to the resignation of the institution’s board of directors, for what anti-Chavismo chose to hold their votes in a manual and self-managed process.

For its part, On Monday, the CNE ratified its willingness to provide technical support to the primaries “as proposed on September 28” -when he proposed postponing them for almost a month-, without responding to the requests made by the commission, which reiterated that the process “will be self-managed and manual.”

A voter enters his vote in Caracas (Venezuela), in an archive photograph.  EFE/ Miguel Gutiérrez
A voter enters his vote in Caracas (Venezuela), in an archive photograph. EFE/ Miguel Gutiérrez

The former Venezuelan governor Andrés Velásquez assured at the end of September that the internal elections of the opposition, in which he will participate as a candidate, will be held without delays, despite the fact that, in his opinion, the dictator Nicolás Maduro and the CNE carry out a “play” in order to “torpedo the primary.”

“On October 22, rain, shine or lightning, our primary is going,” the opponent remarked through X (formerly Twitter), minutes after the CNE board held a meeting with representatives of the National Primary Commission (CNP). ), which organizes the internal ones, to deal with the technical support requested by anti-Chavismo.

In Velásquez’s opinion, the CNE’s offer was a “laboratory move” by dictator Nicolás Maduro and “his allies” in the electoral body “to torpedo the primary.”

(With information from EFE)



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