May 19, 2022

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The period for nominating candidates for the elections in Venezuela ends - Prensa Latina

The period for nominating candidates for the elections in Venezuela ends – Prensa Latina

After fulfilling the approved extension of accepting nominations, the technical, logistical and operational measures of the electoral schedule are delivering 64 percent compliance, according to the President of the National Electoral Council, Pedro Calzadela.

In statements to the media, the headline announced that from September 9 to 11, organizations with political purposes authorized to participate in the elections will proceed to choose their location in the electoral ballot for the upcoming democratic event.

The President of the National Electoral Council also highlighted the meeting held on Friday with the UN Resident Coordinator in Venezuela, Gianluca Rampolla, in which they exchanged views on possible joint work to be developed with a view to regional and municipal elections.

In this scenario and in the midst of the dialogue process that developed in Mexico, the opposition parties united in the so-called Unified Program announced their readiness to participate in the upcoming elections.

The decision revealed by the former Secretary-General of Democratic Action, Henry Ramos Allope, supposes the abandonment of the path of abstinence that the most extreme sections of the Venezuelan right have taken in recent years, as part of its destabilizing strategy.

During a meeting with candidates from the Great National Pole, President Nicolas Maduro welcomed the position of the Unified Platform, which will go to the polls with the table card of Democratic Unity (MUD).

Maduro considered the decision as a direct result of the dialogue process with the forces opposing the executive authority in the interest of peace and stability in the country; “We have brought the entire Venezuelan opposition into the electoral field,” the official stressed.

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The head of state also confirmed that at the time of registration of his candidates, the opposition faction represented in the so-called Unified Platform of Venezuela would recognize the National Electoral Council and the National Assembly (Parliament).

Venezuela will go to the polls on November 21 to elect 23 governors and 335 mayors, as well as members of regional legislatures and municipal councils.

The renewal of the National Electoral Council and the call for elections were part of the National Dialogue Table Agreements established in September 2019 between the Bolivarian government and several democratic opposition parties.

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