Partido Popular (Spain) on the announcement of parliamentary elections in Venezuela

June 25th, 2015   Venezuela
  • The elections will be held on 6th of December.
  • García-Hernández, “the Venezuelan people will be able to democratically choose what they want for Venezuela.”
  • 80 Venezuelan political opponents are on hunger strike demanding the holding of the elections.

Partido Popular welcomed the announcement of the President of the National Electoral Council of Venezuela, Tibisay Lucena, where it is reported to the call for parliamentary elections next 6th of December. The International Secretary of Partido Popular, José Ramón García-Hernández, said that the holding of these elections, “the Venezuelan people will be able to democratically choose what they want for Venezuela, to be protagonists of their future and defend their rights and freedoms at polls”.

With the holding of parliamentary elections in Venezuela, is achieved one of the demands of the more than 80 Venezuelan political opponents on hunger strikers, who also asked that these elections must be holded with electoral observators from the European Union and the Organization of American States (OAS); and the release of all political prisoners. However, yesterday the possibility of election observers was closed, only allowing the presence of the Union of South American Nations (UNASUR).

For García-Hernández, it is essential that “these elections will be held in a climate of freedom and respect, with maximum transparency and democratic rigor”, “the Venezuelan people deserve a democracy based on scrupulous respect for their rights and freedoms with the participation of all sectors of Venezuelan society “,” the opposition must be respected as part of the democratic game, as defenders of request from many Venezuelan citizens “. He has also encouraged the Venezuelan opposition, “which represents the desire of many citizens who believe in the possibility of change and get what Venezuela and the Venezuelans deserve.”

The nominations of candidates will be held from 3rd to 7th of August and then the campaign will take place between 13th of November and the 3rd rd of December.

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