UNASUR Observer Team finds elections transparent, orderly


The UNASUR Observer team here for the November 28 poll has found that the electoral process was transparent and orderly.
Director of the Venezuelan Elections Commission, Ms. Socorro Hernandez, who is a member of the UNASUR Observer Team made this disclosure in an interview with the Guyana Chronicle.

Ms. Hernandez was loud in praise for the manner in which electoral officials executed their duties, pointing out that they seem to be well aware of their roles and responsibilities pertaining to the voting process.
As regards the sloth in the releasing of electoral results, Ms. Hernandez said this is understandable bearing in mind that the voting and counting processes are manual ones.
She said the UNASUR Observer team is particularly impressed with the layout of the voters list which makes it easy to identify voters.
Touching on some aspects of the electoral process which needs improvement, Ms. Hernandez said the polling stations need to be better equipped to accommodate persons with disabilities and that the system of proxy voting needs to be simplified.

Overall, the UNASUR Observer Team is satisfied that the election was executed in an effective and efficient manner, Ms. Hernandez noted.
Asked if she would like to return to Guyana to observe future elections, she replied that it would be a pleasure if she is requested.