Maduro’s Election Promises: Venezuelan Opposition Questions Government Compliance with Agreements

Opponent rejects signing Maduro’s document on elections

Venezuela’s opposition leader Edmundo González Urrutia, representing the Democratic Unitary Platform (PUD), has rejected President Nicolás Maduro’s proposal to sign a document recognizing the results of Venezuela’s upcoming presidential election on July 28th. González Urrutia believes that there is no reason to sign such an agreement as the government is often the first to violate agreements that are signed.

Despite Maduro’s promises to work on a national dialogue post-election and his willingness to sign agreements, the Venezuelan regime has a history of not fully complying with signed electoral agreements. The opposition highlights instances where promises made in agreements, such as allowing international observers, were not fulfilled, showing that the regime is not fully committed to democratic principles.

Maduro had proposed signing an agreement to recognize election results before the National Electoral Council, controlled by Chavismo. However, González Urrutia’s opposition to this proposal was made clear during a meeting with women in a Caracas parish. Maduro, in his weekly program, expressed his readiness to sign such an agreement to demonstrate his belief in the electoral system, Venezuelan democracy, and the people.

The opposition also points out that previous agreements like the Barbados Agreement were not fully honored by the Chavista regime. The regime has a track record of not abiding by previous agreements and this raises concerns about the fairness and transparency of the upcoming election.

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