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The European Union supported the opposition's participation in the Venezuelan elections and demanded that the regime respect democratic standards

The European Union supported the opposition’s participation in the Venezuelan elections and demanded that the regime respect democratic standards

A woman votes in the United Socialist Party primaries in November (Reuters/Leonardo Fernandez Filória)

The European Union has shown its support for the common programme In the regional and local elections on November 21 in Venezuela, he asked “Once again, electoral conditions respect international standards of democracy“.

This came via the Twitter account of the bloc’s delegation in the oil state, after quoting a previous tweet from Peter StanoEuropean Union Foreign Ministry spokesman, who spoke in the same direction.

The Venezuelan opposition, including the sector led by Juan Guaido, announced on Tuesday that You will run for regional and local elections After consulting with their grassroots campaigners who requested participation, although they confirmed that the competition would not befair and unconventional“.

The European Union supported the opposition's participation in the elections
The European Union supported the opposition’s participation in the elections

We announce to the national and international community our participation in the regional and municipal process on November 21, 2021, with the Democratic Unity Table (MUD) card,” the Unified Platform confirmed at a press conference Mariana Anzola, member of the opposition party Un Nuevo Tiempo (UNT).

Anzola was accompanied by many opposition leaders such as Henry Ramos Alop, leader of the Social Democratic Action Party (AD), and Thomas Guaniba, from Primero Justicia (PJ), an organization to which the two-time presidential candidate belongs Henrique Capriles.

The unified program indicated that the elections will not be “fair or traditional‘Because there is’Serious obstacles endanger the expression of change for the Venezuelan people“.

But Ramos Allop confirmed that the decision was taken after consulting with the class and file of the parties that asked to participate in the elections, because this is what the people asked of them.

This August 21, 2021 photo shows one of the headquarters of the National Electoral Council (CNE), in Caracas (EFE/MIGUEL GUTIERREZ)
This August 21, 2021 photo shows one of the headquarters of the National Electoral Council (CNE), in Caracas (EFE/MIGUEL GUTIERREZ)

Ordinary people want representation, they want to exist, they don’t want us to leave the gap again until the government continues to take everything by storm and we remain absolutely without any representation.“, She said.

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AD Secretary-General confirmed that participation It will be with MUD card, for being the fastest way, as most of the opposition parties were intervened by the Supreme Court of Justice (TSJ).

On June 29, Venezuela’s National Electoral Council authorized the MUD coalition – suspended since 2018 – which had already brought together a significant portion of anti-Chávez and won the 2015 legislative elections.

The MUD is the largest coalition that formed opposition to Nicolás Maduro’s regime and brought together traditional parties such as AD or PJ, as well as the Popular Will (VP) to oppose Leopoldo López, in which he was almost active. his entire career. Juan Guaidó or UNT, also known as a social democrat.

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