#CNE approves 13 candidates running in July 28 presidential election

President of Venezuela's National Electoral Council (CNE) Elvis Amoroso (C) speaks with Rectors Aim Nogal (I), Carlos Quintero (2-L), Rosalba Gil (2-R) and Juan Carlos Delfino (R). ) (Photo by Federico PARRA/AFP)

13 candidates registered for the July 28 presidential election in Venezuela.All were admitted” National Electoral Council (CNE)An Electoral Commission source told EFE, including that provided by the main opposition coalition, the Democratic Unitary Platform (PUD).

The list of CNE recommendations indicates the candidature Edmondo González Urrutia, registered by the Democratic Unity Table (MUD, Current Unitary Platform)was admitted.

The PUD clarified whether Gonzalez rolled over As he reported, it was temporarily submitted due to application restrictions during the registration period. Historian Corina YorisDisqualified from elected office until 2036, Maria Corina Machado – who won the October primaries – was elected by the opposition party when she was unable to run.

According to the CNE list, the nomination of the current head of state was also accepted. Nicolás MaduroWho will want his second re-election, as well Manuel Rosales, Enrique Marquez, Antonio Eccari and Juan Carlos Alvarado.

previously, Benjamin Rusio, Javier Bertucci, Jose Brito and Claudio Fermin confirmed to EFE that his candidacy had been accepted Daniel Ceballos, Luis Eduardo Martinez, Luis Ratti and Gonzalez Urrutia They reported it through X or Media.

Candidates can change and modify their applications till April 20, so that the changes are reflected in the election ballot, and between April 2 and 6 is the period to appeal against admission, rejection or non-issuance of applications.

The formula of nominating a provisional candidate is common in Venezuela and aims to 'guarantee' a place on the ballot. EFE

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