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UNASUR Begins Electoral Support in Venezuela

Caracas, Sep 19 (Prensa Latina) The monitoring of the electoral process in the leadup to the presidential elections on October 7 in Venezuela will begin today with the arrival of Argentine Carlos “Chacho” Alvarez, chairman of the UNASUR Monitoring Committee.

Argentina’s former vice president during the term of Fernando de la Rua, and minister of the Latin American Integration Association (Aladi) since August 2011, Alvarez is expected here today, where he will meet with the main authorities of the National Electoral Council (CNE).

With the visit of the UNASUR representative a very intense work schedule will begin, starting with meetings with political actors, national observation organizations and electoral technicians, the president of the Venezuelan Electoral Council, Tibisay Lucena, said on Wednesday.

The presence of representatives of the African Union of Nations was also announced along with at least 157 of the 214 leading figures invited by the CNE to accompany the elections.

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