Venezuelan armed forces to protect elections to constituent assembly

CARACAS, Jul. 11 (MNA) – The head of the Strategic Operational Command of the Bolivarian National Armed Forces (CEO-FANB), General Remigio Ceballos, has stated that they will protect the Venezuelans democratic right to participate in the forthcoming July 30 elections.

The FANB will guarantee the attendance of voters in the elections to elect 537 of the 545 members of the National Constituent Assembly (ANC), by the implementation of the Republic Plan.
Gen. Ceballos assured that Bolivarian Armed Forces will fulfill this task, following the Organic Law of Electoral Processes (LOPE), which 'the exercise of the right to vote, as well as guarantee the compliance and security of all material and electoral process' is vested in the FANB.
He also added that in coming days "the innovative measures and elements that will be included in this electoral process to ensure that it is done in peace," will be informed.
The statements were issued at the end of a meeting held at the Infantry School in  Tiuna Fort, Caracas, where the President of the National Electoral Council (CNE), Tibisay Lucena, also participated.
On the other hand, the CNE is planning to hold a constitutional fair nationwide next Sunday, so as to train Venezuelans on how to vote for future ANC members.
According to Lucena, 1,113 voting machines will be set off, even though could be more, for voters to be acquainted with the system and practice how to vote with numbers in these elections, where 537 of the 545 members of the Constituent Assembly will be elected.
Concerning the electoral campaign starting off yesterday and will end coming July 27, he said that candidates have up to three minutes a day on television, as well as one page per day in tabloid newspapers and half a page in standard format.
He also reported that CNE passed the non-use of indelible ink, as the Central University of Venezuela (UCV) stated that it would not provide the elections with this ink.
He assured that the biometric authentication, made with voters fingerprints, is more than a guarantee to avoid double suffrage, and guarantee the principle: 'One Voter, One vote'.


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