Venezuela has sealed off its border with Brazil and Colombia for Sunday’s gubernatorial election, “for security reasons”.
Venezuelans are due to elect the Governors of the country’s 23 states tomorrow.
Currently, 15 Governors are members of the ruling party; other seven Governors form part of the opposition, while yet another Governor has no party affiliation.
Alcoholic beverages and pyrotechnical devices will not be sold until Monday morning. The election will be held in the absence of President Hugo Chavez for the first time in 14 years.
Chavez is currently in Cuba, where he has undergone his fourth cancer surgery.