Capriles, to Maduro: “If that cowardly proclamation is made, you are an illegitimate candidate”

“Information has come that some boxes are moving from one place to another.” This has been denounced in a press conference the leader of the Venezuelan opposition Henrique Capriles.

After recognizing that Venezuela is in a situation of “political crisis”, Capriles has argued that his desire is to resolve this situation. “If the cowardly proclamation of the official candidate is made, you, who agreed to count vote by vote, are an illegitimate candidate”, he said, ensuring that Maduro, in addition to the CNE can ask for the count.

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The candidate of the Bureau of Democratic Unity (MUD) in the presidential elections on Sunday, Henrique Capriles, has proposed a calendar of mobilizations that will begin this afternoon with a pan to ask the National Electoral Council (CNE) for a second count “vote to vote”.

If finally the official candidate and the CNE continue with their proclamation calendar, Capriles has called the population to make pans sound at eight in the afternoon (2:30 peninsular time in Spain) and to manifest tomorrow, Tuesday, before the offices of the electoral commission spread throughout the country.

For Wednesday, the opposition has called a large concentration in Caracas. “With me in front, we will go to the National Electoral Council to request all this that I am saying,” he said.

The White House advocates a new vote count in Venezuela

The White House has requested on Monday a new vote count in the presidential elections of Venezuela “due to the adjusted result”, which has left the two main candidates, the official Nicolás Maduro and the opponent Henrique Capriles, less than two distance points

The spokesman for the US Presidency, Jay Carney, recalled at a press conference that “The opposition candidate and at least one of the members of the Electoral Council have requested a review of one hundred percent” of suffrages.

Carney has said that this count would be an “important, prudent and necessary” step to ensure that all Venezuelans have “confidence” in the results of the polls.

“In our opinion, the rush to make a decision in these circumstances would not fit with the expectations of Venezuelans for a clear and democratic resolution,” said the spokesman for the White House.

Venezuela asks Spain to “deal with its own problems, which has many”

The president of the National Assembly of Venezuela, Diosdado Cabello, responded on Monday to criticism from Spain against the Venezuelan elections and asked the Government of Mariano Rajoy “to deal with their own problems, which has many.”

“The Government of Spain would be very good to deal with its own problems, which has many”, wrote Cabello in Twitter, in a message in which he has also pointed out that “years ago this Great Homeland ceased to be a colony.”

Cabello has not clarified who he was referring to and his subsequent messages on the social network have been focused on the Venezuelan opposition, which he recalled that “the people spoke” to elect the candidate of the United Socialist Party of Venezuela (PSUV as president) ).

Capriles asks not to fall into the “provocations” of the ruling party

The main opposition candidate in the presidential elections of Venezuela, Henrique Capriles Radonski, has claimed this Monday in Twitter to his supporters who do not fall into “provocations” of the ruling party, who is trying to “cover what they did yesterday”, in reference to the victory of the candidate of the United Socialist Party of Venezuela (PSUV), Nicolás Maduro, by a difference of 1, 6 points

The son-in-law of Chavez call to “check and rectify where to do it”

Venezuelan Vice President Jorge Arreaza, son-in-law of the late President Hugo Chávez, has called on Monday to “review and rectify where to do it” and “reflect” after the official candidate, Nicolás Maduro, has won a tight victory against to opponent Henrique Capriles Radonski in the elections this Sunday.

“It is up to us to govern with the people. Review and rectify where to do it. And fulfill the homeland program”, has defended Arreaza through its official Twitter account, @jaarreaza.

“The revolutionaries to reflect”, the vice president has claimed, although he has insisted that above all they must “WORK, with new vigor, with our plan”. “Listening and obeying popular power,” he added.

Venezuela will proclaim this afternoon to Maduro winner of the elections

The Venezuelan government has convened for this Monday an act at 2 pm (8:30 pm, Spanish peninsular time) in Caracas to proclaim the candidate of the United Socialist Party of Venezuela (PSUV) in Sunday's presidential elections, Nicolás Maduro, as winner of the elections.

With 99.1% of the votes counted, in the absence of the vote of Venezuelans abroad, Maduro has obtained 50.67% of the votes (7,505,338 votes), compared to 49.07% (7,270,403) of the main opposition candidate, Henrique Capriles Radonski, so that both separate only 234,935 votes.

Capriles has assured that it will not recognize the result of these elections “until each vote is counted,” so it has requested an audit of all polling stations. Maduro has not refused this study, although he has warned that the institutions will not be paralyzed and that if the National Electoral Council (CNE) has ruled his victory, all ceremonies will continue.

Concern in the PP until the electoral “cleaning” in Venezuela is clarified

The General Secretary of the Popular Party and president of Castilla-La Mancha, María Dolores de Cospedal, admitted Monday that her training is “worried” about what is happening in Venezuela and has expressed her desire to “clarify” as soon as possible possible the “cleaning” of the electoral process that has won by the minimum Nicolás Maduro.

This is how Cospedal has pronounced in a press conference at the national headquarters of the PP before the uncertainty that has opened in Venezuela after the official candidate, Nicolás Maduro, has won the Venezuelan presidential elections by a narrow margin, thus defeating by the minimum to the opposition candidate, Henrique Capriles.

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Margallo detects a “strong polarization” in Venezuela

Foreign Minister José Manuel García-Margallo said Monday that the result of the elections in Venezuela and the tight victory of Nicolás Maduro “certifies a strong polarization” in the South American country.

In statements to journalists before participating in a lunch with businessmen organized by the Chamber of Barcelona, has hoped that the election result will be confirmed as soon as possible, and that good relations between Spain and Venezuela are maintained “whoever wins” final.

Margallo has argued that the adjusted electoral result advises “dialogue between forces” in a political context different from the previous ones as a result of the death of former President Hugo Chávez more than a month ago.

Otegi congratulates Maduro: those who aspire to independence “feel safer on the road taken”

The representative of the abertzale left Arnaldo Otegi has transmitted from the Logroño prison his most “sincere congratulations” to the United Socialist Party of Venezuela (PSUV) of Nicolás Maduro for his electoral victory and has affirmed that the militants who “aspire to the independence of the peoples and an egalitarian social model “feel” safer and more optimistic on the road taken. ”

In the message, disseminated through the website of the support platform for the former leader of Batasuna, Otegi states that “Today the Venezuelan leftist people and all the peoples of the world” draw a “lesson that should guide us in our political work”.

“Only from solid projects, only from unappealable arguments, will we build the alternative that brings together the major popular majorities,” he remarks.

Mature has let out almost 680,000 votes of 'chavistas' since October

The president in charge of Venezuela, Nicolás Maduro, has let out almost 680,000 votes since the elections last October in which his predecessor, the late Hugo Chávez, won the victory against the opposition candidate, Henrique Capriles Radonski.

With 99.1% of the votes counted, in the absence of knowing the vote of Venezuelans abroad, Maduro has obtained 50.67% of the votes (7,505,338 votes), compared to 49.07% (7,270,403) of Capriles, so that both are separated only 234,935 votes.

This result supposes a loss of 679,099 votes of Chavistas that would have supported Capriles on this occasion. According to the newspaper The universal, since 2006 the opposition has won almost three million votes from 4,321,072 votes in 2006 to 7,270,403 this Sunday.

The EU sees it important that the result in Venezuela be accepted by all

The European Union (EU) took note on Monday of the victory of the candidate of Chavismo, Nicolás Maduro, announced in Venezuela, but has stressed the importance of having a result accepted by all parties, after the opposition announced that it does not recognize The count.

“It is important that the result of an election be accepted by all parties”said Foreign community spokeswoman Maja Kocijancic.

“If the National Electoral Council (CNE) decides to make a count, we are confident that it will be done quickly and with complete transparency, especially in view of the extremely narrow margin” of the results, the spokeswoman added.

Putin congratulates Maduro for his victory in the Venezuelan elections

Russian President Vladimir Putin congratulated Nicolás Maduro on Monday for his victory in the Venezuelan presidential elections. Putin has expressed his “assurance that, under the direction of Nicolás Maduro, Venezuela will continue to strengthen its strategic alliance relations with Russia.”

The head of the Kremlin has reiterated Russia's willingness to “develop a constructive dialogue across the spectrum of bilateral and international issues in the interest of both countries and their peoples.”

China congratulates Maduro on his victory in the presidential elections

The Government of China has congratulated Nicolás Maduro on Monday for his victory in the Venezuelan presidential elections, and has expressed the wish that Venezuela “continue its development and stability.”

“We respect the election made by the Venezuelan people and congratulate Maduro on his election as president,” AAEE Chinese Ministry spokeswoman Hua Chunying said in a press conference a few hours after the man’s tight victory was announced. who Hugo Chávez designated as his successor.

Hua has stressed that China continues “willing to work with Venezuela to maintain a bilateral cooperation that benefits both peoples” and has ensured that ties between Beijing and Caracas have intensified especially since 2001, when both governments became strategic partners.

Opponents do not resign and have hope in the vote review

After hours of anguish awaiting the results of an election that many felt for the first time won, Venezuelan opponents have quickly dried their tears after the tight defeat of Henrique Capriles and put their hope in the vote review.

In the opposition campaign command, a tent installed for the occasion in a square southeast of Caracas, rumors about a possible victory for Capriles came and went throughout the night with a feeling of euphoria contained in believing that, for the first time Once in 14 years, they could beat Chavismo.

Chavismo celebrates Maduro's “Pyrrhic” victory with reservations

The triumph of Nicolás Maduro in the presidential elections of Sunday in Venezuela has been celebrated, as is customary in Chavismo, in the presidential palace of Miraflores, although with less supporters than on other occasions and even with an air of sadness for a “pyrrhic” victory.

Sad faces and annoying faces in Miraflores contrasted on Sunday night with the dance and the celebration of the street to the rhythm of the songs that cheered Maduro's campaign and the taste of alcohol prohibited by the dry law in force since Friday Due to the elections.

Venezuelan Armed Forces will guarantee the respect of the result

The Minister of Defense of Venezuela, Diego Molero, said that the Armed Forces are guarantors of the result of Sunday's elections, in which the president-in-charge Nicolás Maduro was elected, and that they will respect him.

“The Armed Forces are not only attached to the Constitution, but we guarantee that this result will be respected and enforced,” Molero said in a message to the country broadcast on state television.

Henrique Capriles will not recognize the election results until each vote is counted

The candidate of the Bureau of Democratic Unity (MUD) to the presidential elections held this Sunday in Venezuela, Henrique Capriles, has announced that he will not recognize the election results “until each vote is counted”

Nicolás Maduro: “we have a fair, legal, constitutional electoral victory”

Nicolás Maduro, defended today his victory in the presidential elections to choose the successor of the late ruler Hugo Chávez as “fair, legal, constitutional”

“We can say that we have a fair, legal, constitutional, popular electoral victory,” Maduro said in a speech to his followers from the Miraflores Palace (seat of Government) in which he denounced a psychological war.

Nicolás Maduro wins the elections of Venezuela with 50% of the votes

Henrique Capriles takes second place with 49%

CNE announced the closure of schools in Venezuela, except those with voters

The National Electoral Council (CNE) formalized the closure of the schools used in the presidential elections in Venezuela to elect the president who will succeed Hugo Chávez, and warned that as of this time only those centers with rows can be open.

“Only those voting centers that still have voters in the queue waiting to exercise their right to vote must remain open,” said CNE rector Sandra Oblitas.

He also indicated that the electoral body has already begun to receive the transmission of the data of the polling stations that have already closed, and asked for calm while awaiting the announcement of the results.

International veterans denounced advantage

The international seers invited by the Simón Bolívar Command to accompany the electoral process warned that there is a certain advantage in favor of the PSUV candidate, especially in the use of the media.

The Spanish senator Dionisio García Carneiro indicated that during his brief stay in Venezuela he has observed that the public media are inclined in favor of the official candidate. “This does not happen in other places,” he said.

Diego Sueiras, coordinator of the South Argentina Region of the Latin American and Caribbean Network for Democracy, expressed concern about what he considered partial to the National Electoral Council. ? There are clear signs of bias, which is not bad in itself because these organizations sometimes have a political color, what happens is that there can be four against one, and more if that single member says that it is an undemocratic process ? he said.

Ismael García declared that electoral results must be respected

Ismael García, member of the Simón Bolívar Command, led a press conference in which he assured that they will stand firm to defend the will of the people.

“I want to go to the country as I did in 2007, today there has been a set of rumors promoted by the government. Safe hand does not stop, here we are to defend what the people expressed at the polls,” he said, accompanied by the metropolitan mayor from Caracas, Antonio Ledezma.

Diosdado Cabello's account was also hacked

Diosdado Cabello, president of the National Assembly, assured through the State channel that his account on the social network Twitter was momentarily hacked by @Luzlsecperu, who also invaded the account of Nicolás Maduro.

@Luzlsecperu also advertises the blocs, also the first vice president of the Psuv, under the description of “Defaceadas”, which means that they have been put out of service on the Web.

Impediments for entering audits were reported by users

Users of the social network twitter reported numerous irregularities to witness the vote counting in different electoral centers in the country.

In some of the published tweets, they reported on two types of situations: Either they were not allowed access, or motorized groups frightened those who witnessed it.

Capriles asks not to believe in rumors and stay vigilant

The presidential candidate of the Venezuelan opposition, Henrique Capriles, asked to ignore alleged rumors released by the Government about
“a result that does not exist” and encouraged to monitor the colleges while voters rush the last minutes before the closing time of the voting.

Hacked Nicolás Maduro's Twitter account

This Sunday, the Twitter accounts of the president in charge and candidate for Chavismo, Nicolás Maduro and the United Socialist Party of Venezuela (Psuv) were hacked.

“Electoral fraud by @lulzsecperu #hacked”, was written in a first message, in the account @NicolasMaduro. In total, there were 8 publications in which mention was made of an alleged electoral fraud.

The Minister for Information and Communication, Ernesto Villegas, confirmed the information through his account on the social network.

Election day normally takes place in US consulates

The elections in the consulates of Venezuela in the United States, the country abroad where more Venezuelans can vote, as reported by the embassy of that country and independent activists.

The voting centers enabled in Boston, Chicago, Houston, New Orleans, New York, San Francisco, San Juan de Puerto Rico and Washington opened smoothly at 10.00 GMT and with the order to remain open until 20.00 GMT.

The Venezuelan Army opens an investigation to 18 people for alleged electoral crimes

The chief of the Operational Strategic Command of the Bolivarian National Armed Forces, Wilmer Barrientos, has reported on Sunday the opening of an investigation against 18 people for alleged electoral crimes during the presidential election day.

In a press conference, Barrientos explained that the possible crimes include the illicit bearing of weapons, the impediment to the development of the electoral process and the distribution of propaganda material. Among the accused, a person who tried to steal the weapon of a security forces agent stands out.

In addition, in the state of Aragua (north) another person has been arrested for illegally wearing a uniform of the Bolivarian National Armed Forces, along with a bulletproof vest and a firearm. In the Anzoátegui region, another person has been detained with a lieutenant's uniform, which has been made available to the Military Prosecutor's Office.

International accompaniment missions highlighted the electoral process

The secretary general of the Union of South American Nations (Unasur), Alí ​​Rodríguez Araque, commented on the “tranquility” in which the process has been developed. “If something characterizes the Venezuelan process is that the participation of the people, for all kinds of decisions, is very frequent,” Rodríguez told the Telesur chain.

For his part, the director of the international accompaniment mission, Carlos Álvarez, declared that the electoral process has passed with “total peace of mind and democratic vocation.” The head of this group stressed that the electoral process in Venezuela is “an example for all Latin American countries and the world.”

“We have followed the process very closely and we have met with the computer engineers of the opposition. They defined the Venezuelan electoral system as very good and efficient,” Alvarez said before the “advance” of the electoral system. “People have adapted very well, which demonstrates their efficiency,” he said.

The director of the accompaniment mission has apostilled that the elections in Venezuela are lived with a “great intensity”, which implies a “great mobilization of Venezuelans to the polls, a fact that in very few countries is seen.”

“There are all the guarantees given so that this is another day that repeats the tranquility that all the elections in Venezuela had,” he said, while adding that he hopes the process will end in “a civic day that ends up being an example for the world”.

A total of 170 international escorts have participated in this presidential electoral process, in addition to the three electoral accompaniment missions, formed by Unasur, the Southern Common Market (Mercosur) and the Inter-American Union of Electoral Bodies (Uniore). The Carter Center has also sent delegates headed by Panamanian President Martín Torrijos.


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