Honduras sending electoral observation mission to Venezuela

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By Marco Echevarria

Honduran President Xiomara Castro de Zelaya announced Wednesday that her government will send a mission of observation and accompaniment to the Venezuelan people in the next presidential elections, scheduled for July 28.

In a message disseminated through the X network, the head of state said that the national government supports “free, fair, independent and transparent processes, as a fundamental pillar of democracy in Latin America and the Caribbean.”

He stressed the importance of the elections taking place “without foreign interference,” in clear reference to the interventionist position of the US and Europe, self-titled “guardians of democracy” that impose on the Venezuelan people the collective punishment of more than 920 unilateral restrictive measures.

Venezuelan Foreign Minister Yvan Gil welcomed the president’s announcement to send an electoral mission attached to the principles of solidarity and non-interference.

Venezuela’s National Electoral Council (CNE) called the presidential elections for July 28.

Between 21 and 25 March, the process of registering candidates for the electoral branch took place. In total, 13 candidates were nominated, including the current president, Nicolas Maduro, who was proposed by the Grand Patriotic Pole Simon Bolivar and 33 political movements and Chavista organizations.

The CNE has until 1 April to examine the documentation of those who were nominated and to approve firmly those who comply with the requirements of the law to be presidential candidates.

This article has been translated from the original which first appeared in TeleSurTV