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OAS Officials are Special Guests to Election Day in Venezuela

  September 24, 2010

The Secretary for Political Affairs of the Organization of American States (OAS), Víctor Rico, and the Secretariat’s political advisor, Raúl Alconada, will travel to Venezuela to participate in the International Electoral Accompaniment Program to take place in that country as a result of parliamentary elections scheduled for September 26.

The two officials do so at the invitation of the President of the National Electoral Council of the Bolivarian Republic of Venezuela.

As in other occasions, high-level officials of the OAS participate as special guests on the day of voting in those countries that do not request electoral observation from this Organization. Their role is to witness the events on the day of the election and not to conduct a technical or political observation.

For more information, please visit the OAS Website at

Reference: E-349/10