The National Electoral Council (CNE) of Venezuela met this Tuesday in an extraordinary session in which it decided to hold joint regional and local elections in the country. He stressed that this is “a step forward in the electoral process”.
In this way, 23 governors, 335 mayors as well as legislators and council members are elected to the municipal council and the legislative council on the same day.
This is the first official statement by the newly formed CNE, elected by the National Assembly on May 4th and made up of two opponents.
This Tuesday they met “in an extraordinary meeting to start the activities to promote the next electoral process (…). As soon as the technical feasibility is known, we have agreed to hold joint regional and local elections,” said the President of the CNE reports., Padro Calzadilla, collects “Latest News”.
At the meeting, it was agreed to “expedite the registration and renewal processes of these organizations for political purposes, review the status of disqualification, and understand that the final action on these matters would require and be consistent with the consent of other bodies of the Venezuelan.” Country. “According to Calzadilla.
Also “the broadest” international observation program, so that “as soon as this electoral process is called, we will issue the invitations to ensure the greatest possible presence.”
With that in mind, and to confirm that the company is now in a “standing session” to “display the voting schedule”, the CNE will conduct reviews of the entire voting system such as the electoral register or the automated voting system.
Calzadilla has announced that the agreed date for holding such elections will be announced in the next few days.
After the news, Venezuelan President Nicolás Maduro celebrated the CNE’s decision and called it “excellent”.