The President of Venezuela, Nicolas Maduro said this Thursday, the day the electoral campaign began, to prepare for a “great victory for democracy” in the regional and local elections on November 21.

“Let’s get ready for a great election. November 21, and may it be a great victory for democracy, for the Constitution, for the republican freedom of Venezuela”, he said in an audio broadcast on his account of the social network Twitter.

The president also called on the population to join the electoral campaign that will culminate on November 18 and congratulated all the candidates who ran for the elections.

“I congratulate all the candidates from the homeland bloc, the Bolivarian and Chavista forces, (as well) as from the opposition groups. To all the men and women candidates who have deployed with faith to mobilize their proposals, their programs and their voters, let’s get ready for a great election”, he insisted.

Maduro also took the opportunity to reiterate his message that the country is heading towards a recovery. “Definitive”, to the “prosperity”, growth and “Renewed hope”.

The electoral campaign that started on this day was marked by the deployment of 44 European Union (EU) observers throughout the country, under the supervision of the head of the operation, MEP Isabel Santos, and some major party events.

In the November 21 elections, a total of 3,082 positions will be elected, distributed in 23 governors, 335 mayors, 253 legislators to the Legislative Councils and 2,471 councilors.

These elections will be attended, for the first time since 2017, by the bulk of the opposition, including the sector led by Juan Guaidó, after requesting abstention in the 2018 presidential elections, and the 2020 Parliamentary elections, in which Chavismo obtained 92% of the deputies in the running.

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