Venezuela’s Maduro not ruling out early elections

© Reuters. FILE PHOTO: Venezuela’s President Nicolas Maduro gestures after assembly Colombia’s International Minister Alvaro Leyva on the Miraflores Palace, in Caracas, Venezuela October 4, 2022. REUTERS/Leonardo Fernandez Viloria/File Picture

CARACAS (Reuters) – Venezuela’s President Nicolas Maduro is just not ruling out bringing ahead the nation’s 2024 presidential election, his workplace mentioned on Friday in a message revealed on Twitter.

The tweet got here shortly after Maduro mentioned throughout an occasion together with his United Socialist Occasion (PSUV) that the celebration is all the time prepared for an election.

“The reality is that we’re ready to attain an enormous victory when elections come,” Maduro mentioned.

The election is at present scheduled to happen in two years, based on the official schedule, however the electoral authority has not set a definitive date.

Maduro has mentioned in current months there might be an enormous common election subsequent yr, with out providing particulars.

The PSUV, led by Maduro, has been busy renewing its ranks by native elections, whereas opposition events search to current a singular candidate to be decided in a main election.

Venezuela’s opposition accused Maduro of fraud after the 2018 presidential elections, however Maduro has rejected this.

Worldwide businesses and governments world wide ignored the 2018 outcomes, as they thought-about the method to lack ensures and transparency.

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