Military presence increases in Hugo Chávez’s home state prior to repeat elections

Less than 12 hours before the Venezuelan state of Barinas, Cradle of Hugo Chavez, return to the polls to elect governor after the November elections were annulled by the Supreme CourtIn the streets of the llanera region, the presence of military personnel from the Bolivarian National Armed Forces (FANB) is increasing.

The electoral repetition of this Sunday was ordered by the Supreme Court of Justice (TSJ), which annulled the results of last November 21, when the opposition Freddy Superlano He won, by a narrow margin, the then official candidate for reelection, Argenis Chávez, brother of the man who presided over Venezuela from 1999 until his death in 2013.

The National Electoral Council (CNE) reported this Saturday that for the elections in the entity they were deployed 25,135 military and police personnel throughout the state.


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