Given the announcement by Nicolás Maduro’s regime of the appointment in the coming days of a new National Electoral Council, without having carried out a consultation process and a national agreement that can effectively contribute to the resolution of the country’s crisis, the Venezuelan ambassador in Canada, Orlando Viera Blanco, emphatically rejected such a designation: “It would be an illegal and unconstitutional appointment of a National Electoral Council by an illegitimate National Assembly elected through the electoral fraud of December 6th, 2020.”
As is public knowledge, the national and international community considers that the electoral fraud committed on December 6th, 2020 by Maduro’s regime, its Supreme Court of Justice and its National Electoral Council, delegitimized the people who participated in that fraud, and to the body that they constituted.
The ambassador echoed the agreement of this April 27th, by the legitimate National Assembly: “Only our National Assembly elected in 2015 is the only legitimate political-administrative instance that can appoint the members of a CNE following the constitutional norms, specifically the Articles 294, 295 and 296 of the Constitution of the Bolivarian Republic of Venezuela.”
In the opinion of the plenipotentiary ambassador to Canada, “Any electoral arbitrator appointed by a usurper is an unconstitutional arbitrator and cannot carry out any electoral process in an impartial, reliable and transparent manner.”
Finally, Viera Blanco asked the international community to support the National Assembly in its request to “maintain its position on the invalidity of the processes called in Venezuela by an unconstitutionally appointed CNE and that, consequently, they continue to be committed to the search for a negotiated, peaceful and democratic solution to the Venezuelan crisis.”