“If we don’t go to the elections, we can only resign ourselves”

The vice president of the CNE, Rafael Simón Jiménez, in a radio interview. “The government does not want the civic struggle and the activation of that 80% of Venezuelans who want change.”

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“Abstention is equal to extinction, if we do not activate, if we do not go to the elections and we do not rise in the midst of so many needs, we can only resign ourselves.”

This was stated by the vice president of the National Electoral Council (CNE), Rafael Simón Jiménez, who in an interview with Unión Radio reiterated that the only thing left for Venezuelans is to vote in the parliamentary elections in December or “resign ourselves to this country taking it away the devil”.

“Nowadays there is no other option than either to go to vote in the midst of a civic and democratic confrontation or to stay calm and see the country end up going by a sewer,” he warned.

The rector advocated participation in the elections on December 6, when the legislative elections will be held to choose 277 parliamentarians, 110 more deputies than in 2015.

In an interview with Román Lozinski on Unión Radio, he stressed that the government is interested in taking its adversaries to the field of confrontation where it has every chance to win, “The government does not want the civic struggle and the activation of that 80% of Venezuelans who want change.”

In his opinion, “more civil courage, more decision, more understanding that the enemy wants to take you out of the game (…). What does the government want? Let no one vote. “

“The weapon of the vote should never be stopped using,” he added, considering it as an irresponsibility of the political leaders to ask not to vote and not offer “a route, a north, an exit, a transition.”

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