The opposition announced this Friday the approval of a list of 80 cities in 31 countries where Venezuelan expatriates will be able to participate in opposition primaries on October 22. Among these, the candidate to face Chavismo in the presidential election to be held in 2024 will be chosen.
Through a statement, the National Primary Commission (pnc) explained that polling stations would be set up in cities so that Venezuelans, who previously updated their residence information on digital platforms designed for the purpose, could vote in person by presenting their identity document.
The president of the CNP, Jesús María Casal, confirmed that a requirement for participation would be to be registered in the electoral registry. He explained that the cities were selected after evaluating the number of Venezuelan residents; As well as the geographical location and its accessibility to those who are in the neighboring areas.
Kassel assured that, in the coming weeks, the CNP will provide more information on the steps it will take to update the data and use overseas voting.
Countries where Venezuelans can vote in primaries
The list includes 15 locations in the United States, 10 in Colombia, eight in Spain, five in Brazil, four in Italy, four in Chile, three in Mexico, three in Canada, three in Portugal, two in Argentina, two in Ecuador and two Also from Peru.
In addition, Germany, Aruba, Australia, Belgium, Bolivia, Costa Rica, Curaçao, France, Guatemala, Great Britain, Ireland, Israel, Norway, Panama, Paraguay, Dominican Republic, Switzerland, Trinidad and Tobago and Uruguay.
Most recently, the National Electoral Council (CNE), whose assistance was requested by the Commission, disagreed with several requests. Among them, eliminate the fingerprint capture system of the process. whether, in the entity’s opinion, “a voter would create a vulnerability, opening a gap to violate the principle of one vote.”
There have also been demonstrations in the nation to request the electoral body to open the Electoral Registry to guarantee the registration and updating of voter data in the wake of these internal elections and the presidential elections.