This Thursday, the National Electoral Council (CNE) presented the Automated Application System to the political organizations to demonstrate its operation, as part of the activities currently being carried out by the electoral body in the framework of the elections for deputies to the National Assembly to be held on December 6.
In this way, the representatives of the participating political groups learned about the protocol that will govern this process, and received details on the mechanisms for establishing the number of positions to be chosen (National Award List, Regional and Nominal List) and the distribution of the positions by name in the 87 electoral constituencies, per the statement sent by the electoral council.
Likewise, the improvements made to the Automated Application System were announced, and a demonstration of its operation was subsequently made for the electoral process called for December.
This conference included the participation of the following members of the electoral council: the National Office of Subaltern Electoral Organizations (ONOES); the National Office for Political Participation (ONAPA); the Directorate of Integral Security (DGSI); the General Directorate for Information Technology (DGTI); and the General Directorate of Communication and Information (DGCI).
The electoral schedule advances
The electoral schedule continues with the application process, which will take place between August 10 and 19, and will comprise two parallel phases: the nomination of candidacies electronically and the presentation before the corresponding boards. Subsequently, the challenge stage will begin and finally, the third phase regarding modifications, substitutions or resignations. Likewise, prior to the auditing process, a meeting is planned with organizations for political purposes so that they know what the scope and objectives of the audits – 16 in total – that will be carried out throughout the electoral timetable.
It is worth noting that these elections have important peculiarities, by virtue of the fact that a new number of positions are configured to be elected on December 6 for the constitution of a new National Assembly for the period 2021-2026.
In addition, from judgment 0068 issued by the Supreme Court of Justice on June 5, 2020, the CNE was urged to create special regulations to create a balance in our parallel system, seeking the balance between the positions that are chosen nominally (by name) and those chosen proportionally or by list.
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