The head of the Organization of American States (OAS), Luis Almagro, urged the world on Tuesday to reject the results of planned elections in Venezuela next month, certifying the socialist regime has made a free and fair election impossible.
Addressing an online conference, Almagro said that the parliamentary election is the latest “mechanism of impunity” dictator Nicolás Maduro has implemented.
“This cannot be accepted by the international community. We must be clear about it, reject that idea and any political opportunity to try and validate that process,” he explained. “It is completely unacceptable from every point of view. These elections are one more mechanism of impunity and cooptation of the powers of the state.”
Maduro is framing the elections, scheduled to take place December 6, as an opportunity to seize back control of the opposition-controlled National Assembly, which is the country’s last remaining democratically elected lawmaking body. The last election considered free