11/24/2020

President Nicolás Maduro, met with representatives of FANB ‘s staff officers

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The President of the Republic, Nicolás Maduro, met this Friday 10/23/2020 with the representatives of the Superior General Staff of the Bolivarian National Armed Forces (FANB) and commanders of the eight Strategic Regions of Integral Defense (Redi).

At the meeting, from Fuerte Tiuna, in Caracas, the commanders of the 28 Integral Defense Operational Zone of the (Zodi) were also present, in order to evaluate the security processes that are taking place throughout the national territory.

The working meeting focused on verifying the development in the planning, organization and control of civil-military operations as part of the Strategic Operational Command, in the deployment of military units and citizen security in the development of the Republic Plan in support to the National Electoral Council (CNE).

The meeting was held after this Thursday the CNE board met with the Minister of Popular Power for Defense, Vladimir Padrino López, to refine strategies related to the National Logistics Committee to guarantee the security of the electoral process.

The Republic Plan, on this occasion, will also protect all biosafety protocols for the control of the covid-19 pandemic.

Elections are a constitutional mandate that cannot be changed. “On January the new National Assembly should be installed, the deputies swear their positions, this is what the Constitution establishes and it will be,” said the president.

Maduro added that in addition, the FANB will deploy a biosafety plan, given the pandemic situation due to covid-19, to protect the Venezuelan people. “Going out to vote will be a very safe act” stressed the president.

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“On December 6 there will be elections in Venezuela and the people will go out to freely elect their deputies. From now on, the Bolivarian National Armed Force guarantees the security of the development of the electoral schedule, ”he stressed.

This Sunday, October 25, the FANB will be deployed in the 381 voting centers that will be activated during the electoral simulation.