Presidential Candidate Eduardo González Urrutia Registered By Electoral Council in Venezuela

MUD successfully registers Edmundo González Urrutia as a candidate for the 2024 Venezuela Elections.

On Tuesday, the National Electoral Council (CNE) of Venezuela announced that Eduardo González Urrutia has been provisionally registered as a candidate for the presidential elections on July 28 by the Democratic Unity Roundtable. This came after the coalition failed to nominate Corina Yoris, who was chosen by María Corina Machado, but was unable to compete due to disqualification.

According to Elvis Amoroso, president of CNE, González Urrutia is one of 13 candidates registered for the elections, including incumbent President Nicolás Maduro. A total of 37 political parties, some in coalition, nominated their candidates during the five-day registration process.

González Urrutia is an international analyst, diplomat, and former ambassador of Venezuela to Argentina and Algeria. The CNE confirmed that he was registered as a candidate for the presidential election despite his initial exclusion from the list of candidates due to administrative sanctions or impediments.

The Democratic Unitary Platform (PUD) expressed disappointment that their candidate had not yet been able to be registered for the presidential election despite requesting an extension from CNE. However, they confirmed in a statement that González Urrutia’s provisional registration was “provisional” and subject to change if there are no administrative sanctions or impediments and if CNE approves a replacement candidacy.

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