Uruguay recalls its ambassador to Venezuela for consultations due to the absence of electoral guarantees

Madrid, February 8 (European Press) –

The Uruguayan government recalled its ambassador to Caracas, Eber da Rosa, for consultations in light of the “worrying events” that took place in Venezuela regarding the removal of key opposition leaders, including unity candidate María Corina Machado. .

“We have decided to recall our ambassador to Venezuela for consultations to inform him of the worrying events that would make it impossible to hold free, democratic and competitive elections in that country,” Uruguayan Foreign Minister Omar Paganini said on social media. . .

At the end of January, the Supreme Court of Justice of Venezuela (TSJ) ratified Machado's fifteen-year disqualification, meaning that the opponent will not be able to hold public office and therefore will not be able to run in the next presidential election. Elections scheduled to be held in the same year.

After hearing the Supreme Court's ruling, Machado denounced that “the regime decided to terminate the Barbados Accord,” in which the government of Nicolas Maduro and the opposition agreed that each party could have a presidential candidate and laid the foundations for the electoral process. .

The removal of opposition Machado led to a wave of criticism from the international community. The United States announced that if Caracas did not change the situation, it would restore sanctions on key sectors of the Venezuelan economy, which had previously been suspended due to the country's democratic progress.

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