MUD and PSUV finish their election campaigns
(Últimas Noticias, 12/03/2015 – Panorama.com 12/03/2015 – El Nacional 12/03/2015)
The Democratic Unity Roundtable (MUD) closed its campaigns with a concert at the Francisco de Miranda Avenue. Many people attended the event where known national bands and artists brought a message of change and hope for Venezuela . Yesterday ended the campaign of the MUD candidates in the capital and the Campaign Command announced that 93.56% of their electoral witnesses were accredited. Also, in recent days other closures of MUD campaigns were reported in various locations inside the country, all with large number of assistance.
On the other hand, the closing of campaign of the United Socialist Party of Venezuela in the Bolivar Avenue was headed by Maduro who said: “You decide whether to rise on December 6th or to jump off the cliff”. He stressed the importance of maintaining victorious to preserve peace and security in the future, connecting his speech with loyalty to the deceased Chavez and his legacy. The ruling party also had its finale campaign acts in different states in the past days.
Also, They were presented by twitter allegations that the nine national television channels, only aired the official closing campaign event , evidencing the asymmetry that both campaigns had and diversion of public resources to promote an specific cause
Censorship actions against international media is denounced
(EfectoCocuyo.com, 12/03/2015 )
The National Union of Press Workers (SNTP) reported this Thursday censorship actions against international media who are preparing to cover the elections on December 6. SNTP Secretary General , Marco Ruiz, said there are actions that would be “bureaucratizing and preventing” correspondents of foreign media to report on the elections. Ruiz pointed out that journalists and international media have been subjected to an examination in the various embassies and consulates; the signing of a letter of commitment ” which constitutes prior censorship and imposes the matrix that journalists commit a felony in their practice.” He also reported that they have recently seized their equipment when entering the country. The SNTP known cases of CNN in Spanish, Telefe (Argentina), Televisa (Mexico). Journalists Guillermo Panizza (Telefe), Patricia Janiot (CNN) and Marco Antonio Coronel (Televisa), agreed that Maiquetia airport officials requested them a “temporary statement” and permit entry of equipment.
Unasur mission will present three reports of the elections
(ElMundo.com, 12/01/2015 – EfectoCocuyo.com, 12/01/2015)
The coordinator of the Electoral Mission of the Union of South American Nations (Unasur), José Luis Exeni, reported on Tuesday that the commission plans to deliver the National Electoral Council (CNE) three reports of Election Day to be held on Sunday in Venezuela. Exeni said the first report which describe the activities to be carried out on election day, will be delivered on Friday. The second report will be presented on Monday, showing ” our impressions of the electoral process and perhaps some suggestions” and then submit a final report 15 days after the elections, which reflect the final conclusions of the Electoral Mission from the international organization.
The coordinator of the mission said that it will be at the discretion of the CNE to make public those reports. The mission will be in 11 states, but will pay special attention to those entities with special regime. They will go to Tachira and Zulia.
Euro Parliament will not send electoral mission to Venezuela parliamentary elections
The European Parliament informed that they will not send the 12 deputies they have thought at first to send to Venezuela to follow closely the electoral process on December 6th. The decision was based on an evaluation conducted by the Exterior Action European Service which determined that the security conditions necessary to send a mission were not given.
Former Latin-American heads of states will be present on December 6th elections
Seven former presidents member of the Democratic Initiative of Spain and the Americas (Idea) will visit Venezuela and follow closely this Sunday parliamentary elections. The group, invited by the Democratic Union Roundtable (MUD), is comprised by ex-presidents of Bolivia (Jorge Quiroga), Colombia (Andrés Pastrana), Panamá (Mireya Moscoso), Uruguay (Luis Alberto Lacalle), y Costa Rica (Laura Chinchilla and Miguel Ángel Rodríguez).
Venezuela general attorney stated that they have not received any denouncement of pressure to functionaries
Luisa Ortega Díaz, general attorney of Venezuela, affirmed that the Public Ministry has not yet received any denounce from functionaries stating that they had been pressed by their bosses to vote in a determined way to maintain their job position. Diaz, restated that voting is a free exercise contemplated in the constitution.
Prohibited the publication of polls since last November 29th
The president of the National Electoral Council (CNE), Tibisay Lucena, recalled that the release and publication of polls was only allowed until the 29th. Furthermore, Lucena restated that media and candidates will have to abstain from referrals to any poll. For more information about previous polls, press here.