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Elections in Venezuela: Maria Corina Machado thanked Lula, Petro and Macron, but asked for more international support

Elections in Venezuela: Maria Corina Machado thanked Lula, Petro and Macron, but asked for more international support

Maria Corinna Machado and Corinna Joris (Reuters/Gaby Ora/archive photo)

Leader of the Venezuelan opposition Maria Corina Machado On Friday, he thanked the presidents of Colombia, Gustavo PietroBrazil, Luiz Inacio Lula da SilvaFrom France, Emmanuel Macron expressed his position on the presidential elections scheduled for July 28They expressed their concern Because of the impossibility of the anti-Chavismo movement to register its candidacy Corinna Uris.

“I thank the bosses Emmanuel MacronAnd Luiz Inacio Lula da Silva and Gustavo Petro for their positions in the last hours that reaffirm that our fight is just and democratic.”

Anti-Chavistas asked “the world's democratic leaders” to unite to demand that system Nicolas Maduro Which allows Llores to be registered as a candidate for the main opposition coalition in Venezuela, Democratic Unionist Platform (bud).

He added: “It has become clear that there are no political or legal reasons preventing Corina Uris from running, and that excluding her, like excluding me, denies the possibility of holding free and fair elections.”

Machado, who had been disqualified from holding elected office, gave his candidacy to historian Corina Llores, who was also unable to be registered by the DUP.

He said: “We ask all democratic leaders in the world for their support for the full implementation of the Barbados Agreement, signed just a few months ago, to achieve free and fair elections in Venezuela.”

The presidents of Brazil, Luiz Inacio Lula da Silva, and of France, Emmanuel Macron, stated on Thursday that the obstacles to registering Joris’ candidacy for the opposition in Venezuela are “serious”.

On Thursday, the presidents of Brazil, Luiz Inacio Lula da Silva, and France, Emmanuel Macron, said that the obstacles to registering opposition Joris' candidacy in Venezuela were “serious” (Reuters/Osley Marcelino)

Lula, who spoke to the press in a joint appearance with his French counterpart, on an official visit to Brazil, said that the fact that Joris could not register as a candidate was worrying. It has no “political or legal” interpretation.

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For its part, the Colombian government expressed its concern about the difficulties faced by the Venezuelan opposition in registering its candidates for the presidential elections scheduled for next July 28.

“Colombia expresses its concern about the recent events that occurred on the occasion of the registration of some presidential candidates, in particular with regard to the difficulties faced by the majority opposition sectors such as the National Unity Party and the Ventere Venezuela Movement, among others,” the Ministry of Foreign Affairs said. He said in a statement.

The Venezuelan regime, allied with the Brazilian and Colombian regimes, expressed its rejection of these positions.

he CNE Today, Tuesday, it confirmed the final list of candidates for the presidential elections next July, which includes the name Eduardo Gonzalez Urrutia As an applicant to the democratic unity table accommodated by the Democratic Unionist Program (PUD).

The Unitary Democratic Platform, made up of the country's main opposition leaders, chose Machado in the primaries as its candidate to challenge Maduro for the presidency of Venezuela in the upcoming July elections.

However, Machado was excluded by justice for fifteen years.

(With information from EFE and EP)