Up to 27 Venezuelan opposition parties have announced this Sunday that they will not participate in the parliamentary elections planned by the Nicolás Maduro government on December 6, as it is an “election fraud” ordered by the president.
“After we have exhausted all our efforts nationally and internationally to have a competitive electoral process that guarantees respect for the people’s sovereign will, Venezuela’s democratic political organizations express to the Venezuelan people and the international community that we have decided unanimously participate in the electoral fraud called by the Maduro regime, “said the 27 political groups in a statement.
Signatories include the political parties represented in the opposition National Assembly and two indigenous representatives. Among them are the four that make up the so-called G4: Primero Justicia, to which Henrique Capriles belongs; Voluntad Popular, led by Leopoldo López; as well as social democratic democratic action and a new era.
The parties view this boycott as part of a “new democratic offensive to save Venezuela” and call on the international community “to reject the process and results of this fraudulent process that violates democratic principles”.