Top electoral body nullifies credentials of some international observers

TODAY VENEZUELA – President of the National Electoral Council (CNE) Tibisay Lucena reported on Sunday afternoon that the credentials given to a number of international observers earlier on Sunday have been revoked.

“A few minutes ago, we saw some political observers, whom we gave credentials this morning, making statements that are not suitable for this election and which run counter to the law,” argued Lucena.

“There have been statements contrary to the environment of peace that should prevail until the end. Venezuelans and international political actors are not allowed to make statements about the development of the vote, and that violates the electoral laws in Venezuela. Therefore, we decided that Mr. Jorge Quiroga’s credential is suspended irrevocably,” Lucena explained.

The president of the CNE said that the election, except for this event, has been running normally.