International electoral observer Javier Farje circulated this report while voting was still underway Sunday. In the video, he describes Venezuela’s electoral system as “water-tight” and “impossible to rig”.
Since the election results were announced, Farje has stated that “not a shred of evidence” has been produced to substantiate opposition allegations of fraud. He has also criticised the international mainstream press for failing to cover a report by the Latin American Council of Electoral Experts on the transparency of Sunday’s vote.
Javier Farje is a Peruvian-born British journalist with almost 40 years of experience. He has a master degree on post-Colonial History at Birkbeck College, University of London and worked for the BBC World Service as a producer, senior producer, editor and project manager. He also worked at Amnesty International as a Press Officer and presented more than 60 programmes for Hispan TV (Iran) in 9 Latin American countries. He is currently an analyst with TV stations in the Middle East, mainly with Press TV (Iran) and also TRT World (Turkey) and Al Jazeera English.