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Nikki Hayley called elections in Venezuela as falsificated

  • Nikki Hayley called elections in Venezuela as falsificated

New York: United States Permanent Representative to the UN Nikki Haley called the last elections to the Constituent Assembly of the country by the falsified president of Venezuela, Nicolas Maduro.

"The fact that Maduro falsified the election is another step towards a dictatorship. We do not recognize an illegitimate government, "Haley said.

She also stressed that the people of Venezuela and democracy should prevail in the country.

Also today, the US State Department said that they will continue to fight hard against authoritarianism in Venezuela.

Yesterday, on July 30, Venezuela held elections to the Constituent Assembly.

The Venezuelan prosecutor's office announced the murder of 39-year-old Jose Felix Pineda, who was a candidate for the Constituent Assembly. Unknown people shot him in his house. Eight people died in the last two days. In response, the demonstrators staged a bombing of a police convoy in Caracas.

In Venezuela, in protest against the policies of President Nicholas Maduro, mass anti-government demonstrations take place almost daily, during which more than 100 people were killed. Among the demands of the demonstrators is the early election of the new president of Venezuela and the full restoration of the rights of the parliament. On May 24, the president agreed to reconsider the Constitution, but the democratic nature of the decision was questioned by Attorney General Louise Ortega Diaz.

On Sunday, July 16, an informal referendum was held in Venezuela on the amendment of the country's Constitution. The opposition opposed the preparation for elections of new national Constituent Assignments. According to information, amendments to the Constitution, Maduro wants to strengthen his power and establish a dictatorship in the country.

On the day of the referendum, Canadian Foreign Minister Hristia Freeland issued a statement in support of the opposition referendum. July 28 reported the death of six people during the two-day protest.

However, on Wednesday, July 26, the US still imposed sanctions against Venezuelan officials "for undermining democracy in the country."

On Thursday, July 27, in Venezuela, street protests were banned on the eve of the Constituent Assembly. As you know, the president of the country, Nicholas Maduro, announced his intention to hold these elections in spite of the threat of US sanctions.


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