Source: Resumen Latinoamericano-TeleSUR / The Dawn News / July 31, 2017
Over 10 countries attacked Venezuela once again by qualifying as illegal the Constituent Assembly elections, convoked by the president Nicolás Maduro to stop impunity and to guarantee peace.
The Argentinean, Brazilian, Canadian, Colombian, Costa Rican, Chilean, Spanish, American (USA), Mexican, Panamanian and Peruvian governments announced that they will not recognize the National Constituent Assembly elections (NCA), celebrated yesterday in the name of political peace and dialogue in Venezuela.
The first one to oppose to the constitutional democratic mechanism was the Colombian president Juan Manuel Santos, who assured on Friday that the NCA “has an spurious origin and therefore we can not recognize its results”.
Peru also intervened in the territory of Venezuelan laws and Constitution and threatened to not recognize the electoral process that was carried on despite the violence acts that arose on the South American country to prevent the election.
“The Peruvian Government does not recognize the results of the illegitimate election realized today to conform a National Constituent Assembly in Venezuela”, states a communique of the Foreign Relations Ministry of the Andean country.
The Government of Peru does not recognize the results of the illegitimate election of the NCA in Venezuela http://bit.ly/2vVd8Mb
The government of the Brazilian de facto president, Michel Temer, also attacked the Venezuelan election day sustaining that it will create a “parallel constitutional order not recognized by the population”.
“Venezuela is holding a National Assembly legitimately elected, the new Constituent Assembly would form a new parallel constitutional order not recognized by the population, aggravating even more the institutional impasse that paralyzes Venezuela”, says the pronouncement issued by the Foreign Relations Ministry in Brazil.
For the government of the unelected Brazilian president, the initiative of the Venezuelan leader, Nicolas Maduro, launched to stop impunity and to guarantee the peace through national dialogue, “violates the right to universal suffrage, it does not respect the principle of popular sovereignty and confirms the rupture of the constitutional order in Venezuela”.
Article of the Brazilian government regarding the National Constituent Assembly of Veneuela: https://goo.gl/4jx9Q9
At the same time, USA charged once again against the Venezuelan government pointing out that the Democratic process is a “farce” and “a step towards a dictatorship”.
At the beginning of these weel, Donald Trump’s administration threatened to apply “strong and quick” economical sanctions against Venezuela if the president Maduro does not cancel the elections.
On its behalf, the government of the Argentinian leader, Mauricio Macri, announced that it would not recognize the results of the NCA for considering it illegal.
“Today’s election does not respect the will of more than 7 million Venezuelan citizens who pronounced against its realization”, stated the Chancellery of the South American country, in reference to the illegal plebiscite of July 16 that lacks of validity as an electoral act.
Argentina does not recognize the results of the illegal NCA election in Venezuela.
Meanwhile, Panama pointed out that the democratic process of this Sunday presents vices and that as a consequence, it will not recognize such an election.
“The government of the Panamanian Republic, in support of the efforts that the international community has realized to defend the democratic order and the social peace in Venezuela, has decided to back up the decisions made by the government of the United States of imposing sanctions to Venezuelan officials who thrust the convocatory to an Constituent Assembly”, they manifested from the presidency.
Canadá also joined the countries that do not recognize the Venezuelan National Constituent Assembly, “despite the repeated requests of the international community, Maduro and his government decided to take another step towards the institutionalization of authoritarianism in Venezuela”, asserted in a communique the Foreign Minister, Chrystia Freeland.
In Europe, the Spanish government said that “the Assembly constituted after the election will not represent the will of the majority of the Venezuelan people, it has not attributed legislative faculties that correspond to the National Assembly according to the Constitution and it is not the solution to the great problems of political confrontation and humanitarian crisis that blight the country”, although the population participated calmly and with a great expertise at citizenship to elect the representatives of the NCA.
The Chilean government manifested its “big disappointment” for the “illegitimate decision” to carry on the Constituent Assembly election in Venezuela due to the “lack of the minimum guarantees to exercise a universal a democratic election, nor complying with the requirements established in the country’s Constitution”.
Finally, Costa Rica also repudiated the constitutional mechanism and qualified it as “null and illegitimate”.
On past May 1, the Venezuelan president, Nicolás Maduro, called to a NCA election with the objective to recover the Nation’s peace, to create a legal frame to attend the hate crimes and laws to end with speculation, and to give constitutional range to the social missions.
The initiative of the Venezuelan leader arose as a response to the violence promoted by leaders of the opposition from April and on, which has left more than 100 casualties and thousands of wounded so far, as well as public and private damage.