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President of the Council of Latin American Electoral Experts highlights transparency of Venezuelan electoral system

Nicanor Moscoso, President of the Council of Latin American Electoral Experts, emphasized that election technology has improved in Venezuela and stressed that every country is paying attention to the technology of the Venezuelan electoral system because of its transparency.

Moscoso made that statement on Sunday to television broadcaster Venezolana de Televisión from the office of the National Electoral Council (CNE) during a referendum on a constitutional amendment that would lift term limits for popularly elected officials.

Moscoso said: “We are 50 experts, including former and current presidents and judges from electoral agencies of Latin America, and 12 of us are currently in the country.  We have corroborated the fulfillment of the electoral schedule, of auditing stages, of the handover on Saturday of 100% of election materials to voting centers, as well as the installation of polling stations.”

He insisted that the technological platform Venezuela has in its electoral system is admired by other countries, particularly because it gives voters the opportunity to conduct their own audits through voting receipts that print out the choices made on voting machines.

The Venezuelan electoral system for this referendum includes 11,297 voting centers and 16,767,511 registered voters.

Agencia Bolivariana de Noticias, Embassy of the Bolivarian Republic of Venezuela Press Office / February 15, 2009 

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