Venezuela invited UN and the EU to observe the parliamentary elections

The Minister for Foreign Affairs of the Bolivarian Republic of Venezuela, Jorge Arreaza, reported this Wednesday that the national government has once again reiterated the invitation to the Secretary General of the United Nations (UN), António Guterres, and the High Representative of the European Union (EU) for Foreign Affairs and Security Policy, Josep Borrell, to participate as international observers of the electoral process on December 6, in which will be elected the deputies of the National Assembly.

Thus he made it known through his user on the Twitter social network, @jaarreaza, where he wrote: “I report that yesterday we sent @antonioguterres and @JosepBorrellF a letter about the broad electoral guarantees agreed for the upcoming parliamentary elections, as well as reiterating the invitation for the United Nations and the European Union to participate as observers”.

It should be remembered that last July, the president of the National Electoral Council (CNE), Indira Alfonzo, confirmed that the rectors of the entity unanimously approved to hold the parliamentary elections on Sunday, December 6.

In the contest, the Venezuelan people will choose 277 deputies to the National Assembly, of which 48 will be by national list, 96 regional, 130 nominal and three indigenous.

It should be noted that last January, the President of the Republic, Nicolás Maduro, was willing to welcome delegations from the UN and EU, “so that they can come and see how the people of Venezuela, a free people, elects its new National Assembly”.

Likewise, Maduro added the African Union (AU) and the Community of Latin American and Caribbean States (Celac), but categorically ruled out the Organization of American States (OAS) and, specially, its Secretary General, Luis Almagro.