The opposition insists on the need for Venezuelan migrants to have the opportunity to exercise their right to vote in the presidential elections scheduled for next year. For that, anti-chavismo seeks support from international community so that the more than seven million Venezuelans abroad can participate in the electoral process.
The Primero Justicia (PJ) party has asked the Foreign Ministries of Argentina, Chile, Colombia, Spain, Mexico, Paraguay and Spain to advocate for Venezuelans to vote in the ‘foreign.
The opposition movement, to which the presidential candidate Henrique Capriles belongs, among others, issued a statement to inform that between Monday March 13 and Tuesday March 14, the leaders of the Party in these countries presented to the ministries of Foreign Affairs “a document that not only highlights the importance of the participation of Venezuelans in exile in the 2024 elections, but also calls on the international community to support the fight for the exercise of a fundamental right like the vote.
In Argentina, the document addressed to the Minister of Foreign Affairs was delivered cafe santiagoaccording to what was reported by the young leader Helis Urbinawho asked the Argentine people and the authorities to support them in this fight to save democracy in Venezuela.
Marcolina Montenegro He also appeared before the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Peru to deliver the document to the head of diplomacy of this country, Ana Cecilia Gerbasi.
In Chile, the person in charge was the chief Alejandra Rodriguezwho asked the government to contribute so that the thousands of Venezuelans living in this country can participate in the presidential election of 2024.
Eduardo Céspedes, president of the justicieros Colombia, reported that they had given the same document to the Minister of Foreign Affairs, Alvaro Leyva, asking him to serve as an intermediary in the restoration of democracy in Venezuela. For this, Primero Justicia stressed that it is necessary that the consulates of the two countries “be open”.
“We want to vote, we want to express ourselves, we want to be democrats”said Céspedes, who recalled that Colombia is the country with the largest number of Venezuelans in exile.
In Paraguay and Mexico they were Karina Lopez and Gabriel Hernández responsible for filing the document with the respective Ministries of Foreign Affairs.
In Spain, for its part, Carmen Caraballo delivered the document to the Chancellery, in Madrid; while Edilmiro Garcia was presented to the Canary Islands City Council, and Flavia Martineau he went to the Generalitat of Barcelona.
Primero Justicia indicated that the person responsible for carrying out this initiative was the “Estado 25″ space, created a few months ago as part of a restructuring carried out by the opposition party.
“Today there are more than 7 million Venezuelans who have had to flee the crisis, among these it is estimated that around 4 million are eligible to exercise the right to vote. For this reason, for the leaders of Primera Justicia, the organization of Venezuelans who are outside the country is fundamental, because not only do they have a constitutional right to exercise, but it is also imperative that they are allowed to influence the rescue of the country’s democracy. concludes PJ in his press release.
The Inter-Agency Coordination Platform for Refugees and Migrants from Venezuela (R4V) – a mechanism co-led by the United Nations Refugee Agency (Acnur) and the International Organization for Migration (IOM) – The number of Venezuelans who have left their country of origin in recent years is estimated at around 7.2 million.
It is expected that in 2024 presidential elections will be held in Venezuela, which is why different opposition groups, including those who will be measured next October in the primaries to choose who will face Chavismo, have asked for openness and l expansion of the electoral register (RE ).
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