The Maduro regime challenges the US and Europe: “We do not care about the international recognition of the elections”

PHOTO ARCHIVE: Nicolás Maduro, along with Venezuelan Vice President Delcy Rodríguez, signs a document by which his government breaks diplomatic relations with the United States, in Caracas on January 23, 2019 (Photo by Luis ROBAYO / AFP)

The executive vice president of Venezuela, Delcy Rodríguez, assured this Saturday that “it is indifferent” if there is broad international recognition of the legislative elections on December 6, which most of the opposition will not attend because they consider them a fraud.

“Those who believe themselves to be the owners of the world, the United States, the European countries, believe that they are the ones who give life to an electoral result and ask us with a smile: ‘What would happen if we did not recognize them?'”Rodríguez said during a ceremony with students.

Immediately afterwards, the vice president gave her answer: “I am going to tell you what I have answered privately to some ambassadors, we don’t care, it is indifferent to us ”.

As stated, Venezuela “exists much better” without those countries, which did not list.

“We do not care because who has to speak in the elections of Venezuela is its people, not any government, neither in the United States nor in Europe nor in the shameful Lima cartel”He said in reference to the Lima Group, made up of numerous countries in the American continent with the mission of seeking a solution to the Venezuelan crisis.

On the other hand, Rodríguez insisted that Venezuela is experiencing “a historic electoral campaign” that on December 6, the day of the voting, “will mark the history” of Venezuela and the world.

Most of the opposition will not participate in the elections as they consider them a fraud, although the Supreme Court of Justice (TSJ) has intervened several parties detractors of the Government, as well as some critical Chavistas, and has put in front of former militants who were expelled and accused of being corrupt by their former colleagues.

Thus, on December 6, the names, colors and acronyms of various opposition parties will be on the ballot, although not under the leadership of the party leaders.

Josep Borrell, the High Representative for EU Foreign Policy, argues that the Maduro regime lacks “democratic legitimacy” (Olivier Hoslet / Pool via REUTERS)

Josep Borrell, the High Representative for EU Foreign Policy, argues that the Maduro regime lacks “democratic legitimacy” (Olivier Hoslet / Pool via REUTERS)

In early October, the EU declined to send an observation mission to the elections scheduled in Venezuela for December 6. He argued that there would be no time to prepare it and tried, without success, to convince the Maduro regime to postpone the elections for a period of five to six months.

The European bloc does not accept the result of the elections that marked the re-election of Maduro in 2018, and only recognizes the authority of the National Assembly, led by Juan Guaidó, considered interim president by fifty countries.

For the head of European diplomacy, Josep Borrell, the Maduro government lacks “democratic legitimacy.”

And Washington, Guaidó’s main international ally and which considers Maduro’s re-election in May 2018 “fraudulent”, is leading the international pressure against Chavismo for a change of government, with financial sanctions that include an oil embargo in force since April 2019.

In addition, the Trump administration offered a $ 15 million reward for information leading to Maduro’s capture after accusing him of “narco-terrorism.”

With information from EFE

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