The head of the Dario Vivas National Campaign Command for the Simón Bolívar Great Patriotic Pole (GPP), Jorge Rodríguez, announced this Monday that the voting drill held this past Sunday, November 15, had the largest participation in the history of Venezuela since 2013.
“The people of Venezuela gave a demonstration of democratic strength in qualitative and quantitative aspects. Besides the process carried out by the National Electoral Council (CNE), the disposition of the population was impressive. All the elections have had drills but this broke the records. In addition to testing the machines, the motivation of the people was tested,” he said.
He added that the levels of participation exceeded expectations. “There is a clear message that Venezuela wants to send to the people, we are going to vote to stop the blockade on Venezuela once and for all.”
He explained that during the process, the GPP alone mobilized more than 1.3 million people this Sunday, and it’s expected that many more people will be mobilized on December 6. “Yesterday there was a great deployment of all the political organizations and we’re sure that for the day of the elections the deployment will be greater,” he added.
“We have noticed how the population’s enthusiasm has emerged, a few days ago we had a televised debate between different options, where it could be seen that there’s a confrontation of ideas, and the debate had the highest rating in a long time, so the debates will be held once a week.”
“We are amazed at the efficiency of the technological solution, for its speed and robustness. From a technical point of view, everything is ready to go for the electoral event, everyone must go out to vote for the candidate of their choice.”
He congratulated the people of Venezuela and the CNE for their participation this Sunday. He recalled that the Venezuela will be informed of the results on the day that the vote takes place.
“Yesterday there were municipal elections in Brazil and the winners are not yet known. In the United States, it is not yet known who the winning president is—that happens in countries without democracy.
He added that the design of the security measures the CNE will use has been audited, evaluated, tested and sustained during these drills, and the level of participation is evaluated daily. “Yesterday there was a fiesta of democracy,” he added.
He explained that on December 6 the controversial “red dots” will not be deployed due to an agreement reached between the parties. “The design of the biosafety protocols will allow us to attend the electoral event,” he said. “We found that the measures are optimal to prevent widespread COVID-19 infections.”
He added that the upcoming parliamentary elections are uplifting the spirit of the Venezuelan people.
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