Venezuela elections 2021: dry law and prohibition of weapons from this Friday, November 19

The sector vice president of Security and Peace of Nicolas Maduro Remigio Ceballos, reported that, from this Friday, November 19, the dry law and the prohibition of carrying weapons will govern, within the framework of the regional and municipal elections that will take place this Sunday, November 21. The measure will last until Monday the 22nd in order to avoid any disturbance on election day.

He stressed that to guarantee compliance with the proposal, 2,440 peace quadrants will be activated with the deployment of 98,277 national, state and municipal police officers from different security agencies.

Likewise, the movement of heavy cargo on roads and highways was prohibited. The same will happen with the transport of values. Nor will public meetings and demonstrations be allowed, as well as concentrations of people or any “other act that may affect the normal development of the electoral process.”

“Resolution 1066 continues, which says: we remain in compliance with the state of alarm in the national territory in order to mitigate and eradicate the risk related to COVID-19 in an electoral process,” said the sector vice president of Security and Peace of Nicolas Maduro

“I invite the Venezuelan people to attend the electoral centers en masse to exercise their right to vote, with the guarantee that their FANB and the CSOs will strictly ensure compliance with the security and biosafety protocols,” added the official.

The deployment of Bolivarian National Armed Force It started from Tuesday, November 16. The president of the National Electoral Council Pedro Calzadilla, highlighted the presence of the forces of order in capitals, states and municipalities. As he said: “For these elections, more than 14,000 polling stations and 30,106 polling stations were set up that will be guarded by law enforcement officials.”