The Organization of American States (OAS) held a special virtual session on Friday at the request of the Permanent Mission of Venezuela, together with the delegations of Bolivia, Brazil, Canada, Colombia and the United States to analyze “the recent decisions of the Supreme Court of Justice” of the Nicolás Maduro dictatorship.
During the session, the resolution rejecting the illegitimate decisions of the regime’s Supreme Court of Justice was adopted with 21 votes in favor, 7 abstentions and 6 countries absent.
The resolution condemns the CNE elected by the dictatorship, the possible parliamentary elections, the violation of political parties in Venezuela and its leadership.
Bolivian Representative Jaime Aparicio Otero said that the recent decisions only seek to restrict democracy in Venezuela and reiterated that Bolivia is confident that the resolution will help give hope to the Venezuelan people in their struggle for freedom.
Uruguay stressed that the arbitrary decision to appoint the express rectors took away all credibility from the electoral process. “The deterioration does not seem to have bottomed out in Venezuela. The only way to go to elections is under the supervision of international bodies,” he added.
Brazil, for its part, said that support for this resolution has the importance of restoring democracy and freedom in Venezuela, so that Venezuelans have a real participation in the constitutional process of the nation.
Con 21 votos a favor, 7 abstenciones y 6 países ausentes, el Consejo Permanente de la #OEA @CP_OEA aprobó la resolución “Las Recientes Decisiones Ilegítimas del Tribunal Supremo de Justicia en la República Bolivariana de #Venezuela” pic.twitter.com/nebsx4ePZN
— OEA (@OEA_oficial) June 26, 2020