Latino Organizations Call on U.S. Government to Recognize and Respect Venezuela’s Presidential Elect
Latino Organizations Call on U.S. Government to Recognize and Respect Venezuela’s Presidential Elections
The 6th National Latino Congreso held in Chicago approved on Friday a resolution congratulating Venezuela’s National Electoral Council (CNE) for its “exemplary efforts” at voter empowerment and civic engagement in the country’s electoral processes, and called on the U.S. government to recognize and respect the outcome of the upcoming Venezuelan presidential elections.
“We were invited by the Latino Congreso, an organization we have worked with very closely and that has participated in previous electoral processes in Venezuela,” Lucena said during her presentation. She was pleased by the fact that members of the Congreso are interested in the advances of the Venezuelan electoral system with respect to participation and inclusion.
“Since nearly 2003, our staff at the CNE has been working tirelessly to ensure that the people’s will be transparent, secure, reliable, and facilitate the process of the country’s electoral system,” Lucena said.
Before a coalition of organizations, leaders, Latino activists and media outlets, the president of the CNE highlighted the progress of Venezuela’s electoral system and and the interest of the CNE in inviting more international electoral accompaniers for the coming elections.