Revista Forbes respalda transparencia en comicios venezolanos

La publicación estadounidense publicó un artículo en el que se dice que la derecha venezolana ha arremetido contra el proceso electoral del pasado 14 de abril, calificándolo de fraudulento y poco transparente. También respaldó la institucionalidad del país suramericano.

Caracas, mayo 18 – La revista estadounidense Forbes publicó -en su página web- un artículo que destaca al proceso electoral venezolano como un modelo de transparencia y confiabilidad para el mundo.

El pasado 14 de mayo fue publicado el texto “El sistema electoral de Venezuela se mantiene como uno de los mejores del mundo” en la sección liderazgo, escrito por el periodista Eugenio Martínez, de Venezuela. El texto fue avalado por el consejo editorial de la publicación, que ordenó su publicación.

“Venezuela cuenta con uno de los sistemas de voto verificables más avanzados tecnológicamente en el mundo, diseñado para proteger a los votantes contra el fraude y la manipulación; y asegurar la exactitud del conteo de votos. La precisión y la integridad de los votantes están garantizadas”, precisó el artículo.

De la misma manera destacó que “cuando se trata de elecciones, Venezuela se ha convertido en una nación de vanguardia en materia de auditorías, contando con las más avanzadas herramientas de auditorías a su disposición, y un proceso de votación que se erige como el más transparente del mundo”.

Puntualizó que la serie de pruebas “antes y después de una elección venezolana es profunda e intensa, llevada a cabo en presencia de autoridades electorales y de los partidos políticos a fin de garantizar el correcto funcionamiento y la plena confianza de la misma.

Reiteró que, cuando se trata de de elecciones, el país suramericano es cuenta con las herramientas de auditoría más avanzada a su disposición.

El texto indica que la derecha venezolana ha arremetido contra el proceso electoral del pasado 14 de abril, calificándolo de fraudulento y poco transparente. La publicación respalda la institucionalidad venezolana.

“Al igual que cualquier candidato que sufre una derrota por la mínima en las urnas, el Sr. Capriles tiene derecho a mantener vivo su sueño. Él puede seguir tratando de demostrar que, de alguna manera, se vio afectado” por el sistema electoral venezolano.

Sin embargo, reiteró que Venezuela es una nación con “auditores y una mecánica electoral totalmente transparente”.   TeleSur/Agencias

Texto original de Forbes:

This article is by Eugenio Martinez, who covers elections for Venezuela’s newspaper  El Universal and is the host of the weekly TV show El Termómetro.

Nicolas Maduro

Nicolas Maduro (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

Two weeks ago Venezuelans went to the polls to elect a president to transition their country into the post-Chavez era. Nicolas Maduro, Chavez’s hand-chosen successor, and his opponent, Henrique Capriles, had spent 34 days hurling criticisms and promises back and forth as they attempted to woo voters and guide Venezuela’s future.

Maduro, representing the Chavista movement, was expected to win easily, and few anticipated taht his margin of victory would be an ultra-narrow 1.83%. Judging by his defiant speeches after the election, Maduro seems to believe he inherited the throne and the legitimacy of a wide-margin victory.

However, the slim margin propelled Capriles on a quest for lost votes, a crusade to prove electoral irregularities and cast doubt on the outcome. This campaign has exposed deep political rifts among our citizens when it is essential that the people of Venezuela have the greatest confidence in the election process.

Venezuela employs one of the most technologically advanced verifiable voting systems in the world, designed to protect voters from fraud and tampering and ensure the accuracy of the vote count. Accuracy and integrity are guaranteed from the minute voters walk into the polls to the point where a final tally is revealed.

The system Venezuela uses has some of the most advanced and voter-friendly security features in modern elections. Voters use a touch-sensitive electronic pad to make and confirm their choices. After confirmation, the electronic vote is encrypted and randomly stored in the machine’s memories. Voters audit their own vote by reviewing a printed receipt that they then place into a physical ballot box.

At the end of Election Day, each voting machine computes and prints an official tally, called a precinct count. It transmits an electronic copy of the precinct count to the servers in the National Electoral Council’s central facility, where overall totals are computed.

By mutual agreement between the contenders, 52.98% of the ballot boxes are chosen at random, opened, and their tallies compared with the corresponding precinct counts. This audit step ensures that no vote manipulation has occurred at the polling place. The extent of this audit, the widest in automatic elections, leaves little room for questioning.

The series of tests before, during, and after a Venezuelan election is thorough and intense, conducted in the presence of election officials and political parties to ensure proper functionality and full confidence in the system. When it comes to elections, Venezuela has become a highly advanced nation of auditors, with the most advanced audit tools at its disposal and a voting process that is as transparent as any in the world.

Even though the election to succeed Chavez was announced with only 34 days to campaign and organize the election mechanics, the National Electoral Council and Smartmatic, the company that developed the highly-sophisticated voting machines and the technology supporting them, managed to perform more than 12 audits on the voting platform, many in front of both Capriles’ and Maduro’s representatives.

Like any candidate who suffers a narrow defeat at the polls, Mr. Capriles is entitled to keep his dream alive. He can continue trying to prove that somehow the outcome was affected by a corrupt electoral ecosystem. His people are betting that scrutinizing the manual electoral book and the government-controlled electoral roll will reveal a clue to how their triumph slipped away. In a nation of auditors and entirely transparent election mechanics, that quest is certainly their right, but their chance of changing the election’s outcome may be very slim.

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