Also, the chief of the joint command of the Armed Force ordered that the military personnel patrol the cities, in order to guarantee the security and tranquility of the population.

The announcement was interpreted as a direct response to the calls for “civil resistance” by, Vladimiro Mujica, one of the opposition leaders.

Hundreds of people still -at 20:00- awaited at the door of the voting centers in several working-class neighborhoods of the east and west sides of the city of Caracas.

Meanwhile, former U.S. president Jimmy Carter, and the secretary general of the OAS, César Gaviria, congratulated the CNE for its heroic attitude under very difficult circumstances.

Carter expressed that two complex situations came up: an increase in the voting time per person and an increase in the number of voters, which surpassed the expected figures.

Under these circumstances, Carter assured that the CNE implemented the necessary mechanisms to overcome the situation. “It’s important that all Venezuelans keep patient. Whoever gets to the voting table will vote regardless of the time” stressed the ex-president and observer in this process.