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Sat Jan 12, 2019, 05:31 PM

36. It's no big secret Maduro's election was illegitimate.

United Nations High Commissioner for Human Rights Zeid Ra'ad al-Hussein stated that the election "does not in any way fulfill minimal conditions for free and credible elections".
Prior to the elections, the Lima Group, with its participating nations of Argentina, Brazil, Canada, Chile, Colombia, Costa Rica, Guatemala, Guyana, Honduras, Mexico, Panama, Paraguay, Peru, and Saint Lucia, stated that they would not recognize the results of the presidential elections due to the perceived lack of transparency.
On 8 February, the European Parliament, with 480 votes in favor, 51 against, and 70 abstentions, adopted a resolution demanding sanctions against President Nicolás Maduro, Vice President Tareck el Aissami, and other officials, considering them "responsible for the aggravation of the crisis.[159][160] The European Union, through the European Parliament, also ruled that it would not recognize the 20 May elections and called the electoral process "fraudulent".

The governments of Argentina,[161] Canada,[162] Chile,[163] Colombia,[151] Costa Rica,[164] France,[165] Jamaica,[166] Panama,[167] Paraguay,[168] Spain,[169] the United States[160] and Uruguay[170] directly criticized the electoral process in various ways, condemning the disqualification and imprisonment of MUD individuals, the lack of advanced notice for the election date and the bias of electoral bodies, describing such actions by the Venezuelan government antidemocratic.[171][172] Remaining member governments representing countries from the Lima Group, including Brazil, Guatemala, Guyana, Honduras, Mexico, Peru, and Saint Lucia, denounced the elections in a joint statement through declarations made by the organization.[151]

Meanwhile, the governments of Antigua and Barbuda,[173] Bolivia,[174] Cuba,[175][176] Nicaragua,[177] North Korea[178] and Russia[179][180] reacted to the call for elections positively, showing support for the process and demanded that there be no intervention.


https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/2018_Venezuelan_presidential_election#International

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