(ANSA) - CARACAS, NOVEMBER 28 - Venezuelan President NicolásMaduro has accused the members of the European Union (EU) Observation Mission, which intervened in the electoral process of 21 November last in Venezuela for the choice of governor mayors, of "having been more spies than international observers ".
In a public intervention to draw up an assessment of the votes won by the ruling PSUV party, and to which the opposition formations also took part, the head of the state, reported the state TV VTV, claimed that "they were freely throughout the country spying on Venezuelan social, economic and political life ".
They came, he insisted, "to spy on the electoral process and to try to find even a single element to try to muddy Venezuela. But the European Union could not do it and the electoral process was flawless".
About 100 communicated observers, coordinated by Portuguese MEP Isabel Santos, visited all Venezuelan states and two days after the vote they published a preliminary report in which they stated, among other things, that "the elections were carried out in better conditions than in previous appointments" of the same type, even if "the independence of the National Electoral Council (Cne) must be strengthened", on the level of the findings that emerged during the work of the Mission, Santo explained that "we noticed how the political campaign was marked by an extensive use of State resources and that , despite the possibility of sanctioning this excess of funding and publicity, nothing was done by the National Electoral Council ", of which"independence and sanctioning capacity will have to be strengthened in the future ". (ANSA).