International Observers allowed by CNE

October 31, 2003

Up to yesterday the Government and Chavez’ MVR were opposing the possibility of international observers being present during the petition drive to collect signatures for the President’s recall, but today the Electoral Council approved (CNE) the participation of international observers. According to the President of the CNE as many as 11,780 observers will come to Venezuela representing the OAS, the PNUD and the Carter Center. Now, this may seem insignificant, but I believe this may be the most important news to come out of the CNE in the last two months…….

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