In an unprecedented show of democratic openness, Súmate is
proposing to organize the primaries to find the candidate that will represent
the opposition in the forthcoming Presidential elections.
Maria Corina Machado and Ricardo Estévez exposed the
rules and the logistics envisioned by Súmate to choose the candidate.
I hope that the CNE and the “Aquelarre” of government
officials read them so that they can understand what an OPEN, CLEAN, FAIR and DEMOCRATIC process really means.
The presentation in Power Point can be downloaded from Sumate
Here is the main proposal for the election:
1.- All those registered in the
REP as of March 2006 can vote in the Primaries
2.- The elected candidate will be
the winner by simple majority
3.- The voting will be MANUAL and
the scrutiny will be PUBLIC
4.- All the physical logs will be
5.- The whole country will be
covered with 3000 centers
Note that Súmate is proposing the destruction of the log
material to avoid any type of blacklisting like what happened with the signers
of the Revocatory Referendum.
Here is the schedule:
REGISTRATION OF CANDIDATES: MAY 8 TO MAY 15, 2006.
CAMPAIGN: MAY 21st to JULY 14, 2006
PRIMARIES: JULY 16, 2006
REGISTRATION TO THE CNE:
AUGUST 5 to AUGUST 28, 2006
Súmate is also asking for volunteers for the organization. If
you are interested, here are the telephone number and the email:
voluntarios at sumate.org
So now, we all know
what was the “Aquelarre”
Willian Lara was talking about! Súmate was preparing a demonstration of
democracy in action, that the government officials are not even able to
Venezuelan and Distinguished Ghost.