after, after Nicolas Maduro’s dictatorship threatens EU watchdogsThe spokesperson for the continental bloc confirmed this Monday that the electoral mission will be sent to Venezuela in response to an invitation made by the same regime, and that It is not intended in any way to interfere with the process. despite this, The Chavista authorities reiterated their criticism of the European Union and warned that the monitoring mission was being monitored.
“It is by no means the intention of the European Union to interfere in the electoral process in Venezuela. Non-interference in the electoral processes is the core of our mission.”, to the agency France Press agency Spokesperson for the European Union Diplomatic Corps.
The spokesperson added that this position is also “plasteredIn the agreement signed between the European Union and the Venezuelan authorities.
President of the Venezuelan National Electoral Council (CNE), on Sunday, Pedro Calzadela, told reporters that the European Union and the head of European diplomacy, Josep Borrell, they owe explanations for statements made in Spain, which were considered interference.
“Not only did Borrell say that this mission was to support a political part of those at stake in Venezuela, Rather, the legitimacy of the elections depends on the report they issue.”Calzadella said.
Venezuela plans to elect mayors and governors on November 21.
“The European Union decided to send this mission in response to an invitation” from the Venezuelan CNE, and “All EU election observation missions fully respect the principles of impartiality, objectivity and independence”said the spokesman in Brussels.
The mission prepared by the European Union “aims to assess, independently, impartially and impartially, the extent to which the electoral process respects international, regional and national commitments and commitments regarding the holding of democratic elections signed by Venezuela.”
In agreement with the European Union on the decision to send this mission “It was taken in the context of our efforts to encourage credible, inclusive and transparent elections in Venezuela.”
In line with what Calzadella expressed, on Monday The head of the Venezuelan Electoral College, Enrique Marquez, warned that the EU mission was being monitored, and criticized Borrell’s remarks.
“His words, of course, I reject. I must do it in my capacity as president of the CNE (National Electoral Council) because they are unsuitable and they put the European mission in check”, Marquez stated to the channel on the Internet VPI After consulting them in the statements of the head of European diplomacy.
The president of the university, who highlighted his institutional situation, noted that if attention is paid to “Document signed by the representatives of the European Union in Brusselsand readBorrell’s remarks“It can be seen that the highest European representative”Get it wrong, because this international diplomatic issue is very sensitive“.
But the Marquis who mentioned it The agreement was signed between the Electoral College and the Community Cluster for the deployment of the observation mission, and expressed “hope” and “conviction” that this issue can be resolved and that the European Union is monitoring the elections.
In his opinion, the EU remark is “important” not because it gives legitimacy to anyone, but because the eyes of the “bloc”Inside Venezuela they are more useful to deter those who intend to break the law, but also as elements of condemnation and evidence of what happens if something improper happens.”
The President of the Chavista Parliament also rejected Borrell’s statements, Jorge Rodriguezwho demanded respect for the agreement signed between the electoral college and the local community to monitor the elections.
“Mr. Borrell, not like that. If that is the case, you better not come. If you violate the standards of the United Nations and the agreement you signed, you better not come.”And Rodriguez Monument After participating in an electoral simulation organized by the National Electoral Council this Sunday.
The Chavista official indicated that the opposition leaders who supported and demanded the imposition of sanctions on Venezuela, would be candidates for these elections: “Opponents in a fit of hatred declared their support for the sanctions at the time. Now they are candidates.”
“We haven’t noticed a bigger situation, just some differences And among the opposition’s supporters themselves in some centers.”
In addition, Rodriguez emphasized that the resolution of any conflict in Venezuela goes through an electoral and democratic mechanism: No country can interfere in Venezuela’s internal affairs. Nobody enters here. Peepers are made of wood.”
(With information from AFP, EFE and Europa Press)