Venezuela: Statement by the High Representative Josep Borrell on the regional and local elections

23 Nov: Venezuela: Statement by the High Representative Josep Borrell on the regional and local elections

(Source: EEAS)

On 21 November, regional and local elections were held for 23 governors, 335 mayors and more than 2,700 state legislative councillors and municipal councillors.

In line with its commitment to support a peaceful and democratic solution to the crisis in Venezuela and in response to an invitation from the National Electoral Council, the European Union deployed an Electoral Observation Mission to undertake an independent, impartial and technical assessment of all aspects of the electoral process.

Today, the Mission issued a preliminary statement, which is its first assessment of the electoral process after election day. The Mission confirmed that …