|Tibisay Lucena Ramírez|
|President of the National Electoral Council of Venezuela|
30 April 2006
|Preceded by||Jorge Rodríguez Gómez|
Tibisay Lucena is the president of the National Electoral Council or CNE, one of the five branches of government of the [[Bolivarian Republic of Venezuela.She was first elected to this post in 2006, and was reelected in 2009 for the 2009-2013 period.
Early Life and Education
Tibsay Lucena was born in Barquisimeto. She studied cello and performed with Venezuela's National Youth Orchestra and Simon Bolivar Symphony Orchestra (1980–87). Lucena earned a B.A. in sociology from the Central University of Venezuela and worked as a researcher at the Institute of Advanced Studies of Administration. She then pursued graduate studies in the United States, earning an M.A. in sociology from the New School for Social Research.
Lucena is considered to be pro-PSUV by the opposition, despite that the position she holds must be exercised with neutrality. She has violated the norms she set for the Recall Referendum in 2016 and before that, she had announced the results of the elections in which the opposition won many hours, despite Venezuela using electronic voting systems.
- "Consejo Nacional Electoral de Venezuela". Retrieved September 22, 2011.
- "La eternidad de Tibisay Lucena en el CNE" (in Spanish). Lapatilla. 7 December 2014.