From Venezuelan Embassy in US: Regional Governments Congratulate President Maduro

Leaders from various countries congratulated President Nicolás Maduro for his victory in Venezuela’s presidential election on Sunday. Cristina Fernández, President of Argentina, not only celebrated Maduro’s victory but she also sent a congratulatory message to the Venezuelan people through here @CFKArgentina Twitter account: “Congratulations to the people of the Bolivarian Republic of Venezuela for their…

Union of South American Nations Calls for Respect for Venezuela Election Results

An electoral accompaniment mission from the Union of South American Nations (UNASUR) called today for respect for the results of Venezuela ’s presidential elections, which were announced Sunday night by the National Electoral Council (CNE) and gave a victory to Nicolás Maduro, who will assume the presidency for the period 2013 to 2019. In a…

Following Nicolas Maduro’s election as Venezuela’s President, Ken Livingstone & Unite General Secretary Len McCluskey join international calls for the results to be respected

VSC Election Results Bulletin 2 As we reported earlier today, Nicolas Maduro has been elected President of Venezuela. Maduro won by 1.6%, a 235,000 vote lead over Henrique Capriles of the right-wing M.U.D alliance. However despite all the endorsements of Venezuela’s robust and independent electoral system, and in the face of a third electoral defeat…

UPDATED: Comment from UK observers to Venezuela’s Presidential election after the close of ballot

Speaking after the close of voting in Venezuela’s presidential election, two of the UK observers to the election commented on the process being free and fair: Neil Findley, Member of the Scottish Parliament said: “From the opening of the polls this morning, we have observed a very efficient, secure and sophisticated electoral system. The people…

International Electoral Accompaniers Ratify Security and Efficiency of Venezuelan Electoral System

At the start of election day, as Venezuelans went to the polls to choose a new president for the next six years, international accompaniers ratified security and efficiency of the country’s electoral system. After a meeting yesterday between the international accompaniers and acting president Nicolas Maduro at the Miraflores Presidential Palace, former president of Guatemala…

STATEMENT FROM ACROSS BRITISH SOCIETY IN SUPPORT OF THE RIGHT OF “THE VENEZUELAN PEOPLE ALONE TO CHOOSE THEIR NEXT GOVERNMENT”

On the day that Venezuelans go to the polls to elect their new President, the Independent on Sunday has published an edited version of a VSC-initiated statement in solidarity with Venezuela. The statement has been signed by over 150 prominent figures including numerous MPs and other elected representatives from four parties including former minister Peter…

CNE: Electoral Results Reflect the Will of the People

[On Saturday] The president of Venezuela’s Electoral Council, (CNE), Tibisay Lucena, reiterated Saturday that the electoral results transmitted after today’s presidential elections will be an accurate reflection of the will of the people. Lucena called on political actors to recognize the results because “to recognize them is to respect the decision of all Venezuelans.” She…

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Briefing on this Sunday’s Presidential election in Venezuela

Our briefing outlining the key issues regarding this Sunday’s Presidential election, where Nicolas Maduro – Chávez’s favoured successor – is the overwhelming favourite to defeat Henrique Capriles Radonski, a state governor with strong ties to the country’s elite and backed by a right-wing coalition of parties. Polls show a strong lead for Maduro. However given…

Maduro has 16% lead according to final survey of the Polls

Nicolas Maduro goes into Sunday’s elections with a huge lead in the polls, according to the final survey of the polls carried out by the VSC. This shows: • The average lead for Nicolas Maduro is 16% • Nicolas Maduro scored an average 53% compared to 37% for his main rival Henrique Capriles. (See chart…