In Venezuela, the date December 6 is marked on the calendar. That Sunday, the citizens of the Caribbean nation are called to vote in the Parliamentary election, which have been a success in the negotiations between the government and the opposition, having been able to renew the directive of the electoral power, represented in the National Electoral Council (CNE).
Thanks to that dialogue process, all the Venezuelan opposition parties, including Primero Justicia (founded by Leopoldo López) and Voluntad Popular (led by López and Guaidó) will participate in the elections. Meanwhile, the government of Spain, aligned with the position of the European Union, is not close to recognizing the result of those elections.
“The irony here is that there are those who do not recognize the result in advance, in advance, before it is celebrated.“, He reflects Fran perez, Head of International Relations of Izquierda Unida.
Regarding the Venezuelan system, he states that “In Venezuela there is a consolidated democracy that has held 25 democratic elections since 1998 when Hugo Chávez won for the first time. The Carter Foundation has said several times that Venezuela’s electoral system is the most perfect system in the world.“.
The Trump administration does not want to recognize the Venezuelan elections because they know that there is a good chance that the PSUV will win them, and they also fear that the leaders and opposition parties that present themselves will consolidate as leaders of the opposition, displacing the opposition leadership to López and Guaidó, who are the letter and play of the US. Fran perez.
On the other hand, regarding participation in the system, “It is demonstrable that in Venezuela there is a multiparty system and indeed left and right parties are going to stand in the elections, and in recent years there has been a very high popular participation“Explains Pérez.
Since 2010, when the opposition Venezuelan decided not to participate in the legislative elections for the first time during the Fifth Republic, the questioning of the electoral system and the democratic quality of Venezuela has been increasing by the international conservative field, with the exceptions in which, with the same electoral referee , the opposition has achieved victory.
“What is surprising here is that there are those who do not recognize the result in advance, and before the electoral process takes place they are already saying that the elections will not gather guarantees. The Trump administration does not want to recognize those elections because they know that there is a good chance that the PSUV will win them, and they also fear that the leaders and opposition parties that are presented will consolidate themselves as opposition leaders, displacing López and Guaidó from the opposition leadership. , which are the US card and play“, Reveals the leader of the space United we can.
For Fran perez, the fact that “the opposition is present“Indicates that it is”because they know that there is an electoral system that works and they want to have representation in the National Assembly and paint something the day after in Venezuelan politics“.
On the other hand, the progressive leader points to an internal question of the Venezuelan right, the dispute for leadership “They are tired of the unsuccessful Guaidó operation, promoted by the US, which is openly seeking for no opposition party to appear in order to delegitimize the result and continue to accuse Maduro of a tyrant and Venezuela of dictatorship.“.