The EU mission travels to Venezuela to vote in parliament

The European Union (EU) said on Thursday it had sent a mission to Venezuela to take part in parliamentary elections in December, the European Union (EU) said on Thursday as the country prepares for a vote that is likely to benefit the majority Will be boycotted

The EU mission travels to Venezuela to vote in parliament

Dozens of opposition parties are refusing to vote on the grounds that it has been rigged in favor of the ruling Socialist Party, although a group within the opposition has said it would be better to participate. Looking for terms.

"An EU mission in Caracas this week has reached out to all stakeholders (including all major political forces, civil society, academia, the private sector and the church)," an EU spokesman said.

"This mission is being carried out in the context of efforts to promote at least democratic conditions before the legislative elections."

The European Union says it has been invited’ to observe Venezuela's December elections, but says President Nicolas Maduro's government has not yet met the "minimum conditions" to allow it. Is.

Maduro responded that it would be "impossible" to delay the vote. nL1N2GF00T]

European nations have largely undermined Maduro's government on the grounds that his 2018 re-election was rigged and have instead recognized opposition leader Juan Guido as Venezuela's head of state.

The opposition since 2016 has controlled the legislature after a landslide victory a year ago, but the pro-government Supreme Court has blocked every piece of legislation it has passed.

The United States has launched a wide-ranging sanctions program against Maduro for trying to force him to step down.

Maduro says the sanctions are illegal and have hurt the country's population by limiting the government's ability to import food and fuel and its ability to generate export revenue from oil sales.


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