Thursday, 19 Apr 2018
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President of the CNE ratifies legitimacy of elections in Venezuela

The president of National Electoral Council (CNE) of Venezuela, Tibisay Lucena , started this Monday in Tunisia an international tour in order to expose the strengths and guarantees of the electoral system of that country.

Lucena ratified the legitimacy of elections presidential, legislative and municipal elections that will be held on May 20.

“The Venezuelan electoral system has a system of guarantees unique in the world. There is no country that can guarantee the integrity of the vote as Venezuela does. The vote is 100 percent automated, “the official said during an interview.

“To avoid the election of the National Constituent Assembly a brutal violence was exercised against the electoral power and democracy. More than 200 acts of aggression suffered by the Electoral Power in 2017 “Tibisay Lucena in Tunisia #CNEenelMundo #May 20th pic.twitter.com/ku99PbLGCF – William Castillo B (@planwac) April 16, 2018

“The election of May 20 is absolutely legitimate because the National Constituent Assembly is, it was convened according to the Constitution, the world is misinformed on this issue to criminalize our democracy,” Lucena explained.

“In Europe a double electoral standard is applied: there it is valid for the Executive to control the elections but reject in another sovereign country an autonomous electoral power” Tibisay Lucena before European journalists in Tunisia pic.twitter.com/asFL6qHlHA – William Castillo B (@planwac) April 16, 2018

Asked about the issue of international observers, Lucena replied: “We have invited the African Union, the European Union, which has already said no, to the United Nations, which also said no. But we will have the Caricom participation. ”

He also said that they have already invited international electoral bodies, academics, academics, electoral experts, Parliamentarian deputies, Mercosur, members of the European Parliament, journalists, among others.

The official also responded to concerns about the Democratic Coexistence Agreement signed by representatives of the government and the opposition, as well as her assessment of the refusal of the United Nations (UN) to send an Evaluation Commission to Venezuelan territory. The meeting counted with the participation of social organizations, as well as the media of Africa and Europe.

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