Nov30/05 - On a fast moving crisis: Veneconomy Editorial comment
PMBComment: so much is going on in
This Monday, the National Electoral Council (CNE) “succumbed” to clear, unquestionable evidence that the fingerprint identification machines violate the universal principle of the secrecy of the ballot. In response to pressure from the OAS and the political parties, in particular Primero Justicia and Un Nuevo Tiempo (Manuel Rosales’ party), the CNE agreed to eliminate the use of the fingerprint identification machines at the December 4 elections, claiming that it was doing so as a temporary concession to increase participation, but insisting that it will use them in future elections.
This alone confirms that the CNE is manipulative, untruthful, and totally unreliable.
It has been made quite clear that the agency that represents the Electoral Branch of government in
What is more, the CNE’s “concession” generated a climate of even greater confusion among political leaders and in the electorate, who are unclear which is the best path to take when dealing with a government that has redefined the concept of democracy, turning it into a fallacy.
The capacity that this illegitimate CNE has for trickery and fraud has been demonstrated, not only with the matter of the fingerprint identification machines but also with a manipulated, distorted Permanent Electoral Roll, allowing “twin voting,” and its unwillingness to count all the ballots, to name just a few of the many irregularities. Faced with this situation, Acción Democrática, COPEI, and Proyecto