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World Venezuela's Maduro lashes out at EU vote monitors

02:31  29 november  2021
02:31  29 november  2021 Source:   afp.com

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President Nicolas Maduro on Sunday assailed EU observers of Venezuelan local elections and denied their assertion that last week' s voting was marred by irregularities. Mission head Isabel Santos said "some laws affected the equality of conditions, the balance and the transparency of the elections." The government of Maduro , whose 2018 election is not recognized by much of the international community, won a landslide victory in last weekend' s voting , which was overseen by EU observers for the first time in 15 years.

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President Nicolas Maduro on Sunday assailed EU observers of Venezuelan local elections and denied their assertion that last week's voting was marred by irregularities.

The chief of the EU observation mission in Venezuela, Portuguese Isabel Santos, speaks to the press in Caracas on November 23, 2021.Santos said Tuesday that irregularities were identified in Sunday´s governors and mayors election in spite of © YURI CORTEZ The chief of the EU observation mission in Venezuela, Portuguese Isabel Santos, speaks to the press in Caracas on November 23, 2021.Santos said Tuesday that irregularities were identified in Sunday´s governors and mayors election in spite of "better conditions" regarding previous elections.

"Those who came as enemies, the delegation of spies from the European Union, found not a bit of evidence to criticize the electoral system," Maduro said of the November 21 vote for gubernatorial and mayoral posts.

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Maduro 's United Socialist Party of Venezuela (PSUV) and allied parties captured 67 seats in the National Assembly, said Indira Alfonzo, president of Venezuela ' s National Electoral Council. International observers like the EU and the Organization of American States (OAS) refused to The EU on Monday said the election had "failed to comply with minimal international standards." "This lack of respect for political pluralism and the disqualification and prosecution of opposition leaders do not allow the EU to recognize this electoral process as credible, inclusive or transparent, and its results as

Candidates who back the Maduro government were declared the winners in the vast majority of the races.

In this voting opposition parties were taking part for the first time since 2017, ending a string of boycotts.

The EU observer mission said that despite what it called better conditions than in previous elections, it noted a "lack of adherence to the rule of law."

Mission head Isabel Santos said "some laws affected the equality of conditions, the balance and the transparency of the elections."

The government of Maduro, whose 2018 election is not recognized by much of the international community, won a landslide victory in last weekend's voting, which was overseen by EU observers for the first time in 15 years.

But the socialists were helped by the failure of opposition groups to unite around single candidates in a bid to wrest some power and control from Maduro, who has presided over the oil-rich country's economic collapse.

"Divide and conquer... Quite a few states were lost due to division and the failure to recognize emerging leaders," columnist and university professor Pedro Benitez told AFP.

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