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Regional Elections in Venezuela: Update 3

By Miguel Octavio

30.10.04 - Meanwhile, General Miguel Ramirez of the National Guard warned that anyone that attempts to count the votes after the polls close will be arrested. ¨We are not going to allow anyone to go against the good flow of the voting process. The CNE has said that it is forbidden to open the ballot boxes (that were not chosen to be opened) and to do so is a crime. In that case, we will proceed according to what the laws and the Cosntitution says". Well, only in a totalitarian state can you be arrested for doing what the law says HAS to be done. I wonder what is the penalty for following the laws and the Constitution?

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