Finally, the Unitary Platform succeeded in registering a candidate for the presidential elections in Venezuela after extending the term of the National Electoral Council.

Edmundo Gonzalez Urrutia

he National Electoral Council (CNE) Venezuela announced on Tuesday that it has registered as a candidate for the presidential elections scheduled for July 28 by the Round Table of Democratic Unity (the current irredentist democratic platform), from edmundo Gonzalez Urrutia, After the coalition failed to be nominated Corinna Uriswho was selected due to his inability to compete Maria Corina Machado Because it is disabled.

After a 12-hour extension by the CNE after the application period closed, the unitary platform was finally able to enter the application system on Tuesday to register González Urrutia.

The goal of this procedure is Reserve a space on the Democratic Unity (MUD) table card. For future negotiations with the regime Nicolas MaduroWith the aim of allowing the nomination of the unified opposition.

The president of the National Electoral Council confirmed the nomination of Gonzalez, who previously served as Venezuela's ambassador to Argentina and Algeria. elvis amoruso, In the statements you quoted VTV.

The nomination process, which concluded on the night of March 25 with the registration of 12 candidates, accepted the governor’s nomination Manuel Rosales Through his Un Nuevo Tiempo party ticket, with the support of Fuerza Vecinal, which represents several mayors and councilors identified as opponents.

Archive photo of the headquarters of the National Electoral Council, in Caracas (Venezuela) (EFE/Rayner Peña R.)

As of Tuesday afternoon, the official nomination of the Unionist Party had been made by academic Corinna Llores, who was appointed as a replacement for Maria Corinna Machado, who was elected in the primaries on October 22. However, Machado faces 15 years of political disqualification.

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Leaders of the unionist platform denounced Multiple obstacles during the application process, Particularly related to the blocks on MUD and UNT cards. However, the deposed Rosales was registered for his party at the end of the deadline.

Rosales, competitor Hugo Chavez On Tuesday 2006, he defended his candidacy in Venezuela's July presidential election, which he filed at the last minute without the endorsement of opposition leader Maria Corina Machado, who was barred from participating in the election.

“I had to make the decision that was “Open the way for Venezuelans to vote or abstain, and let Maduro stay there for another six years without doing anything else.” Rosales said in his first statements to the press after his run after midnight.

Rosales, 71, filed the nomination at the last minute with his Un Nuevo Tiempo (UNT) party, after access to the automated platform for nominating candidates was blocked.

Machado had confirmed that he would remain on the electoral track, without explaining how he would do so, given the impossibility of registering his candidate within the deadline set by the National Electoral Council.

Regarding Rosales' request, the former representative avoided responding and insisted on several occasions that her candidate and that of the Democratic Unionist Party was still Corina Llores, even though she was unable to register in the National Electoral Council system.

(With information from AFP and EFE)

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