Venezuela requests electoral support from UN and EU

Caracas, Sep 2 (Prensa Latina) Venezuela reiterated the invitation to the United Nations (UN) and the European Union to participate as observers in the legislative elections on December 6, Foreign Minister Jorge Arreaza revealed on Wednesday.

On Twitter, the FM reported on sending a letter to the UN Secretary General Antonio Guterres and the high representative for Foreign Affairs and Security Policy of the European bloc Josep Borrell.

In the letter, the Venezuelan government explained to the representatives of international organizations details of the broad electoral guarantees agreed for the upcoming elections, as well as the invitation to participate in the monitoring of the vote to renew the National Assembly (unicameral Parliament).

The participation of international observers is part of the guarantees established by Venezuela’s electoral authorities to verify the transparency of the voting process.

Recently the president of the National Electoral Council (CNE), Indira Alfonzo, held a coordination meeting with Foreign Minister Jorge Arreaza in order to review details on the arrangement and implementation of the support programs.

Alfonzo highlighted the tradition of inviting experts and high political personalities from the world; ‘This openness has always characterized the Venezuelan electoral system,’ CNE’s president noted. In turn, the Venezuela’s President Nicolas Maduro affirmed during a recent virtual meeting of the Sao Paulo Forum the country’s position to keep the doors open to political and social organizations of the world to participate as observers in the legislative elections.


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