Municipal Elections will be Held on December 10

Picture by: Ricardo Herdenez, AVN

Caracas, 06 Nov. AVN.-
On December 10 this year the municipal elections will be held in Venezuela; 335 new mayors will be elected for the next four-year period, according to informations provided by the president of the National Electoral Council (CNE), Tibisay Lucena on Thursday.

19 million 740,846 voters are called to participate to this electoral. 19 million 514,561 of them are Venezuelans and 226,285 are foreigners. The voters of the Capital District are included.

Lucena also announced that the new electoral process to elect governor in Zulia will be held on December 10, because the Legislative Council of Zulia declared absolute abandonment of the position by Juan Pablo Guanipa- elected in the regional elections of October 15 and who refused to be sworn by the Constituent Power.

During a press conference, Lucena said that the electoral campaign of both processes begins on November 23 and will end on December 7, the same date on which the electoral fair will take place.

In this regard, she recalled that this Thursday at 12 pm the period of the automated application system of the candidates expires and on Friday, the process of admission and rejection of the candidates will start.

For this reason, she asked the political parties to present the requirements of their postulates to the electoral boards this Friday starting at eight in the morning.

So far, 9,249 people have been nominated. 3,517 of them presented their corresponding requirements: 852 received the received status and 2,534 have the presented status.

Lucena informed that up to now 98 postulates have been admitted, 31 rejected and two not presented.

Moreover, she announced that on Monday, November 6 and Tuesday, November 7, the modification of the candidate that appears on the ballot can be made, while the process for the change of the alliance will be on November 11.

The position on the ballot is destined to be made on Monday, November 6, nationally and Tuesday, November 7 in the regions. Also, Lucena recalled that the Electoral Registry to be used for these elections is the same used in July 15, and will be published on November 7.

06/11/2017 - 11:21 am