[Marxism] recall referendum against President Hugo Chavez Frias will go ahead

Macdonald Stainsby mstainsby at resist.ca
Thu Jun 3 20:10:33 MDT 2004


BREAKING NEWS

Already with 15,738 more than the required, the National Elections
Council (CNE) reveals that a recall referendum against President Hugo
Chavez Frias will go ahead

http://www.vheadline.com/readnews.asp?id=21467
<http://www.vheadline.com/readnews.asp?id=21467>

Radio Nacional de Venezuela reports: National Elections Council (CNE)
director Jorge Rodriguez has presented a final report on signature
repairs for National Assemblymen held two weeks ago. Recall referenda
will be held against nine ... all from the opposition.

Rodriguez also presented a preliminary report of last weekend’s
signature repairs for the Presidential recall referendum process ...
even though a certain percentage of signature lists remain to be
evaluated, there are already 15,000 more signatures than required to
convene a recall referendum against President Hugo Chavez Frias.

*	Rodriguez indicates that “we’ve done hard work, but we are
profoundly satisfied with the job done, and we’re ready to continue the
next stages of the referenda.”

With respect to the repairs process for the recall referendum against
the President of the Republic, Rodriguez indicates that the
transcription and tallying process “is going quickly. 40% of the lists
have been transcribed, and 35% have been certified. There have been very
few errors in the lists examined so far.”

Rodriguez says that in last weekend’s repairs process, 614,968
signatures were included, but 74,112 were excluded. As a net result,
with 2,436,083 signatures  required, and 2,451,821 already obtained ...
i.e. 15,738 more than the required number to convene the referendum.

	 “This expresses a clear tendency with respect to the
possibility of convening a referendum against the mandate of the
President of the Republic.”

Rodriguez indicates that the preliminary results were obtained via
computerized transmission of data from each one of the repairs centers
highlighted by the National Elections Board (JNE).

On May 28, the first day of repairs, 84.74% of the computers transmitted
information to the CNE ... a number that grew to 86.16% the second day,
and fell to 64.53% the third day, due to problems in deciphering the
information.

“By the third day, we compared the data obtained with the results of our
tallying process and determined that the results of the computerized
transmissions were very close to the true results, with a very low
margin of error.”

The CNE authorized participants in the recall referendum process to
provide their own figures from this moment on ... “however, the CNE has
the final word!” National Assembly (AN) deputy Rodriguez says that 100%
of the signature repair lists have been examined for referenda against
deputies and presented a report on each one of them:

	* Nelson Ventura: 746 signatures included in the repairs, and 23
excluded. Final result: 9,976 signatures were required, 11,356
signatures obtained. A recall referendum will be held.

	* Isabel Calderon: 911 signatures included in the repairs and 28
excluded. 6,721 signatures were required, 7,182 signatures were
obtained. A recall referendum will be held.

	* Rafael Simon Jimenez: 7,264 signatures included in the
repairs, 16 excluded 40,040 signatures were required, 37,930 signatures
were obtained. A recall referendum will not be held.

	* Jesus Garrido Perez: 13,321 signatures included in the
repairs, 24 excluded 59,258 signatures were required, 53,922 were
obtained. A recall referendum will not be held.

	* Salomon Centeno: 2,760 signatures included in the repairs, 180
excluded. 13,885 signatures were required, 16,456 were obtained. A
recall referendum will be held.

	* Rafael Marin: 18,338 signatures included in the repairs, 1,150
excluded. 66,255 signatures were required, 75,782 were obtained. A
recall referendum will be held.

	* Wilfredo Febres: 11,090 signatures included in the repairs,
920 excluded. 73,162 signatures were required, 75,458 were obtained. A
recall referendum will be held.

	* Luis Longart: 2,386 signatures included in the repairs, 8
excluded. 20,420 signatures were required. 22,387 were obtained. A
recall referendum will be held.

	* Hector Gaester: 5,935 signatures included in the repairs, 7
excluded. 24,351 signatures were required. 21,211 were obtained. A
recall referendum will not be held.

	* Alfonzo Marquina: 17,441 signatures included in the repairs,
40 excluded. 27,708 signatures were required, 26,561 were obtained. A
recall referendum will not be held.

	* Carlos Berrizbeitia: 12,554 signatures included in the
repairs, 1,644 excluded. 41,660 signatures were required, 43,480 were
obtained. A recall referendum will be held.

	* Cesar Perez Vivas: 8,425 signatures included in the repairs,
72 excluded. 25,412 signatures were required, 26,870 were obtained. A
recall referendum will be held.

	* Conrado Perez Briceno: 18,996 signatures included in the
repairs, 732 excluded. 67,860 signatures were required, 69,558 were
obtained. A recall referendum will be held.

	* Imad Saab Saab: 114 signatures included in the repairs, 1,205
excluded. 31,812 signatures were required, 21,683 were obtained. A
recall referendum will not be held.


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