Caracas (EFE).- The Venezuelan opposition will elect on October 22 the candidate who will face Chavismo in the presidential elections -scheduled for 2024 on a date yet to be defined-, the National Commission for Primaries (CNP) announced on Wednesday. , entity that will govern the process.
The president of the CNP, Jesús María Casal, said, during the presentation of the date and schedule, that “from now on” there must be political and citizen unity, and called on the “protagonists” of this process to continue in the “fight” for change, through internal opposition elections.
He warned that, despite knowing the day on which the opposition candidate will be elected, “there are critical issues still pending decision, but the foundations are already laid”, although he did not provide further details in this regard or specify what are the issues that still exist. what to address
Division among the opposition due to possible participation of the CNE
He recalled that the National Electoral Council (CNE) agreed to form a joint technical commission to evaluate the CNP’s request to use the voting centers on October 22 and organize “special days to update the electoral registry.”
While waiting for the definitive response from the CNE, Casal pointed out that “having the voting centers in the primaries is relevant for the development of the process. No one in the consultation with social, political or pre-candidate organizations questioned it”.
Faced with various criticisms in recent days, coming from some sectors of the opposition, regarding the participation and permits of the CNE in the process, he assured that “the experts consulted, especially those who have had direct experience in the organization of primaries, agree in its importance”.
He stressed that the CNP is independent and autonomous that, even with the possible participation of the state Electoral Power, it is the managing entity that makes decisions and will function as an “arbitrator.”