70 international observers to oversee Venezuela elections
Caracas: Venezuela's National Electoral Council (CNE) Director Socorro Hernandez has announced that a group of 70 international observers will supervise Sunday's regional elections.
Hernandez said that members of the Council of Electoral Experts of Latin America (CEELA) had been invited by the CNE, reported foreign media.
These observers will present a technical report to the authorities after auditing the CNE technological platform.
CEELA President Nicanor Moscoso said that at least 12 audits would be carried out and guaranteed the electoral process would be "transparent".
Moscoso said the members of each political party will participate in the audits, adding they will also sign a document stating their trust in the system.
"We are satisfied, confident that tomorrow the electoral process will take place with absolute transparency. The results will be the right ones."
On Sunday, over 18 million Venezuelans are invited to vote for 197 candidates running for the country's 23 Governorships.