Wednesday, July 6

The EU electoral mission arrives in Venezuela ahead of the November elections



The electoral mission of the European Union has arrived in Venezuela in the face of the elections of the next November 21, where their representatives plan to meet with local authorities and the main political figures of the Caribbean country.

In a statement from the Venezuelan Foreign Ministry, the President’s Government, Nicolás Maduro, has confirmed the information. “The exploratory mission of the European Union arrived in Venezuela, which will hold meetings with the Public Powers and political actors in the face of November to the election day on November 21,” he said.

The Venezuelan population will elect governors, mayors, deputies and councilors throughout the country. The National Electoral Council (CNE) has indicated on its Twitter account that the EU’s charge d’affaires in Venezuela, Duccio Bandini, has updated the president of the CNE on the next steps to follow, Pedro Calzadilla.

Thus, he has pointed out that the «exploratory mission will evaluate European participation in the regional and municipal elections in November ».

The special day of registration and updating of data in the Electoral Registry for the elections will end on July 15, while the selection of the members of the subordinate bodies, members of the Regional and Municipal Boards, as well as board members are carried out from the July 27th “In the same conditions that have been carried out to date.”

On the other hand, the period of candidacy registrations will begin on the 9th and will end on the 29th of August, and the period for modifications or substitution of candidates may be carried out from September 8-22. Following this administrative period, a nationwide drill will be held on September 26.

Subsequently, between October 13 and November 13, the “electoral fairs” are called so that “voters become familiar with the voting process”, although the electoral campaign will be held from October 28 to 18 of November.

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