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    In the photos you can see the government supporters, armed motorized group, walking the streets to get through the polling places, attacking and intimidating people while exercising their right to vote. On the other hand we see a military "lieutenant" of the "Plan Republica", supposedly his duty is to protect the security of the electoral process, getting into his personal vehicle with propaganda for the government candidate. These military according to the regulations of the CNE which is electoral power in Venezuela, should maintain checkpoints of political parties at a distance not less than 200 meters from polling place and allowed government supporters were installed within 100 meters. These images are of the day 04/14/13 on Margarita Island, Nueva Esparta State. This is a small sample of what we have to deal the Venezuelan opposition. Yesterday, at the time that the polling places closed at 6:00 pm local time, a multitude of complaints from other states, which by way of social media denounced the existence of armed groups who violently robbed motorized voting records, no reaction from the military or police. While the government said that its accounts were being attacked by internet, what took the excuse to suspend the internet service throughout the country for a period of five minutes, of course once blaming the Venezuelan opposition.
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