The Bolivarian Republic of Venezuela has invited the United Nations, European Union and International Observers from across the world to witness what it described as “credible and transparent electoral process” on Nov. 21.
Mr Yuri Pimentel, Venezuela’s Vice Minister of Foreign Affairs to Africa, disclosed this in a virtual video conference with African Partners and political parties, movements and Platforms of International Solidarity with Venezuela.
According to Pimentel, the Venezuelan government is inviting the high-level multilateral and international observers to have a first-hand experience of how credible its elections have always been against past false reports of electoral malpractices.
Pimentel said that since the Bolivarian revolution, the Venezuelan authority have ensured a complete democratic process which allows every eligible citizen and the opposition to participate in electoral processes.
“November 21, we will have a large delegation from across Africa, the United Nations, European Union, Jimmy Carter Foundation who are going to come to Venezuela to accompany us on these elections.
“Where, we are going to have to choose the next governors of the 23 states of our country, 335 Mayors as well as the Members of the Regional Councils and Municipals which are the legislative members.
“For this process, we hope to receive more than 80 guests from 25 African countries, delegation from 11 Electoral bodies of Africa.
“So they will be able to see for themselves this 29th electoral process in 22 years of this Bolivarian revolution.
“They will be able to see the functioning of our electoral system. The participatory democracy is one of the constitutional principles and it is part of the constitution chosen by the people in the referendum.