After several days of tension in Venezuela after the disputed elections held on last Sunday, elected president Nicolas Maduro prepares for his possession of next Friday, which will be carried out in the presence of several foreign heads of state, despite the opposition claims for counting the votes.
Meanwhile, opposition leader Henrique Capriles, is currently waiting for a decision of the National Electoral Council (CNE) on the appeal submitted yesterday, asking for a recount of votes based on allegations of irregularities.
On its behalf, the Supreme Court of Justice (TSJ), judicial organism that is considered by the opposition to be biased in favor of the government, ruled out a manual recount of votes, arguing that the voting system in Venezuela is fully automated.
Maduro, after having opposed Capriles’ claims, said yesterday that he will “fully and completely” comply with the CNE’s decision regarding on the request for the the review of the results of the elections that the opposition delivered yesterday to the organism.
“What the Electoral organism decides about the request made by the Venezuelan opposition, we will support it fully and completely, because they are the authority for the entire country’s electoral matter,” said Maduro.
Ecuador will participate in the possession of Maduro
According to the deputy foreign minister, Marco Albuja, President in charge of Ecuador, Lenin Moreno, will travel to Caracas to attend tomorrow’s possession ceremony.
Rafael Correa and his Foreign Minister Ricardo Patiño cannot attend because they are in a European tour and then they will continue to a Latin America tour until next Tuesday.