The European Union on Tuesday demanded that the government of Venezuela meet the “minimum requirements” demanded by the opposition so that “free”, “transparent” and “fair” parliamentary elections can be organized, which are scheduled for December 6th.
This was expressed by the EU High Representative for Foreign Affairs, Josep Borrell, in a statement in which he stated that after a number of contacts with all political actors in Venezuela over the past few weeks he can conclude that the Minimum conditions required by the opposition to participate in the elections.
“In order for the EU to deploy an election observation mission, we must respond precisely and comprehensively to the minimum requirements set by the opposition,” said Borrell, who sees the Maduro executive’s agreement with a segment as a “step in the right direction” of the opposition but it is insufficient.
In any event, the diplomatic chief has insisted that he continue diplomatic efforts to channel the elections through a political framework agreed between the parties. He said that he would shortly convene the international contact group and that the European partners would be given detailed information at the next informal meeting of foreign ministers in Berlin at the end of the month.