Thursday, July 13, 2006

The revolution may not be televised but its electoral victories will be observered 

Today the CNE announced that both the European Union and the Organization of American States will be sending observation teams to oversee the Venezuelan presidential elections this coming December 3rd. All told this will be 400 observers. Given that both of these organization oversaw the most recent Venezuelan elections they already are very familiar with Venezuela's electoral system and both its strengths and weaknesses. This is good news that should help further the transparency of the elections though there is much Venezuela's own electoral authorities can do to further that too.

I wonder if the opposition will invite foriegn observers to oversee its primaries?


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