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  • The Venezuelan electoral body reported on the agreement through a press release published on its website

    The Venezuelan electoral body reported on the agreement through a press release published on its website | Photo: CNE de Venezuela

Published 6 November 2017

An agreement signed in Quito provides for the sending of a Ceela delegation to Venezuela to observe the municipal elections

The Council of Electoral Experts of Latin America (Ceela) will observe the municipal elections to be held in Venezuela on December 10, after signing an agreement with the National Electoral Council (CNE) of the country in Quito, Ecuador.

The agreement, signed by the president of the CNE of Venezuela, Tibisay Lucena, and by the president of Ceela, Nicanor Moscoso, contemplates the consolidation of democratic systems in the country, to guarantee citizen participation and peace.

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It also establishes the observation before, during and after the elections in which the election of the governor of the state of Zulia will also be repeated, after the elected Juan Pablo Guanipa of the First Justice party, refused to take an oath before the National Constituent Assembly (ANC).

The Ceela observed the past regional elections held on October 15 and highlighted the transparency and reliability of the voting system in the South American country.

In this regard, Lucena expressed his gratitude to Ceela and stressed the importance of the mission to reaffirm participatory and protagonist democracy, especially in the midst of accusations of fraud without evidence from the Venezuelan opposition.

Meanwhile, Moscoso reaffirmed the agency's willingness to participate in the electoral event and collaborate in the "formation of democracy and peace in Venezuela and the region."

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