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Elections in Venezuela: the Maduro regime established that the presidential elections will be on July 28

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Elections in Venezuela: the Maduro regime established that the presidential elections will be on July 28

Venezuela Sets Presidential Election Date for July 28, Maduro Expected to Seek Re-Election

Venezuela’s electoral authorities announced on Tuesday that the presidential elections will be held on July 28, with incumbent President Nicolás Maduro expected to seek re-election. The main opposition candidate, María Corina Machado, remains disqualified from running for public office.

The president of the National Electoral Council (CNE), Elvis Amoroso, stated that the election schedule was unanimously approved after evaluating various proposals submitted by the Legislature. The announcement came after the delivery of a document by the pro-government National Assembly outlining the conditions for the upcoming elections.

Machado, who won the opposition primaries last October, remains disqualified from holding public office for 15 years. The opposition candidate was accused of participating in a corruption plot orchestrated by Juan Guaidó, the opposition leader who proclaimed himself interim president in 2019.

Candidates can be submitted between March 21 and 25, with the campaign running from July 4 to 25. New voters must register between March 18 and April 16 to participate in the elections.

Critics of the Maduro administration have raised concerns about the lack of concrete measures to ensure transparent and fair presidential elections. International observer missions have previously noted irregularities affecting the equal conditions for competing in Venezuela’s electoral processes.

Political disqualification in Venezuela is considered an accessory penalty applied following a final judicial ruling. Critics argue that disqualification has been used as a political weapon against opponents of the government.

The upcoming election date allows Maduro’s administration to comply with an agreement signed with the opposition in October, which proposed working on a plan to generate the political conditions necessary for holding free and competitive elections.

Despite the scheduled election date, concerns remain about the fairness and transparency of the electoral process in Venezuela.

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