Ecuador today issued its first official reaction to the electoral process held on Sunday in Venezuela and expressed “concern” about the “difficult situation” of Venezuelans and the “conditions of participation of the opposition.”
In a communiqué issued by the National Secretariat of Communication and the Ministry of Foreign Affairs, the Ecuadorian Government shows its “respect for the self-determination of the peoples and non-interference in the internal affairs of each state.”
And recognizes “the peaceful attitude of the Venezuelan people in last Sunday’s elections.”
However, he expresses his “concern for the difficult situation in which the Venezuelan brothers are and for the conditions of participation of the opposition in the last electoral process”.
Position in general has boycotted the presidential elections that took place on Sunday and won by the current Venezuelan president, Nicolás Maduro, with more than 6 million votes, according to the Electoral Council of that country.
Numerous governments have reaffirmed their rejection of the elections in Venezuela and threatened sanctions, which the US It ended Monday by limiting the sale of debt and public assets, while the Lima Group, which groups 14 countries in the Americas, lowered the level of diplomatic ties.
Of the 20.5 million Venezuelans who were called to the polls, there was an abstention of close to 54 percent and the second competitor in the election received barely 2 million votes, according to official electoral data.
The Ecuadorian government concludes the statement with an appeal to “all political and social actors to be the process of dialogue, framed in tolerance and peace, which leads to a democratic solution and the ultimate reconciliation in this historical moment that lives our sister Republic of Venezuela “ (I)