The CNE credibility is so low, than even pro-Chavez witnesses to the audit today
did not like the procedures followed and are even organizing a protest:
Briceño, a witness for pro-Chavez party Mobare 200 4-F, expressed his mistrust
in the audit that the CNE is doing on 1% of the ballot boxes which were
counted manually last Sunday.
asked “how can there be an audit here when the boxes were chosen at 1 PM
on the 4th. of December. They first picked the boxes and then they did the audit”,
officialist witness said the correct thing is to select the boxes once the
polls have closed. He also added that you “do a complete audit, box by
box, one by one, and that is what we are all asking for” after
explaining that they only gave him two boxes to check Circuit 1 that
comprises 23 de Enero and Catia.
admitted that he doubts the results in that circuit, because on the exit
poll they got that Milky Bravo had a 12% advantage over Desirée Santos
Amaral, who was later proclaimed as the winning Deputy.
Lara came out saying the day of the election, about 10 PM that according to
official projections Desirée Santos Amaral had 120 thousand votes. How can she
have 120 thousand votes when there were 120 thousand voters only? Thus,
everyone voted for her? And now there are only sixty thousand.
added: “Go to the barrio and ask if they have ever seen Desiree, they never
have”. He plans to contest the results.
complained that “the Caudillo (Chavez) of the revolution made his UVE (the
twin party) and left us outside of it. It can not be possible that we got rid
of Alfaro Ucero to have a caudillo of the revolution. We can not do this,
neither vote according to what he imposes us, because now we don’t have
representation in the National Assembly.
ourselves are doing the audit, four maybe one or two opposition parties, then,
what type of democracy is this, he asked.
said he had information that only Primero Justicia had witnesses in today’s
audit, but he recognized that he had not personally seen them. He asked all
opposition parties to come here to open all of the boxes, not those chosen by
He invited the oppsoition for a protest next Friday.
My only comment is: Alexis! What do you think we have been talking about since the recall vote?