,Fearing the voice and vote of the Venezuelan people, the regime completely distorted the process of determining the outcome of this election long before the ballot was cast., Arbitrary arrests and harassment of political and civil society actors, criminalization of opposition party activities, banning candidates across the political spectrum, manipulation of voter lists, frequent media censorship communications and other authoritarian tactics virtually eliminated and guaranteed political pluralism. That the election does not reflect the will of the Venezuelan people,” the US State Department announced in a statement.
The United States reiterated its support for the Venezuelan people in their desire for a peaceful restoration of democracy through free and fair elections with full respect for freedom of expression and peaceful assembly.
“We congratulate the political parties and candidates as well as the voters who have decided to participate in this process despite failing to protect and fight for a much-needed democratic space. But that space is limited by Maduro’s efforts to divide and repress Venezuela’s democratic actors. Arbitrarily imprisoning more than 250 people for political reasons, denying Venezuelans the right to freely express their opinions and elect their own leaders, and restricting Venezuelans’ access to accurate information By doing so, Maduro denied the Venezuelan people the opportunity to shape their future., “We call on the Maduro regime to stop its repression and allow Venezuelans to live in the peaceful, stable and democratic way they deserve and have long demanded,” the White House said.
Washington also showed its support for talks between the opposition and the Chavista dictatorship in Mexico and interim President Juan Guaidó’s efforts to find a democratic solution to the Venezuelan crisis.
,We are committed to the release of all people unjustly detained for political reasons, respect for the freedom of political parties, freedom of expression, and the use of all available diplomatic and economic means to end abuses against human beings in Venezuela and the international community. Will continue to work with partners. Rightssaid the White House.
On the other end, Guaidoz, said this Monday Regional and local elections this Sunday they showed “Clear Silence of Citizens” and shed light on Nicolas Maduro’s dictatorship does not have the majority of votes in the Caribbean country.
Guaidoz, recognized by fifty countries the legitimate president of Venezuela, assured that the regime demanded The “corner” opposition “in the false dilemma of whether to vote or not.”
However, he said, election results showed that the ruling party does not have a majority, By receiving 45% of the vote, according to figures from the Chavista electoral body.
The Leader of the Opposition also called for the unity of the opposition. “Today is a day for citizens’ attention and diligence and reflection on those who call themselves leaders in Venezuela”, said. ,This is a moment of reflection and unity with Venezuela and the Venezuelan people.”,
Along these lines he said that the work of the opposition should be “Focus on solving the one who destroyed the country: Nicolas Maduro.”