Venezuela went to the polls for local and regional elections that gave victory to the ruling party in the governorates of 20 of the 23 states and in Caracas, the capital, as well as in more than 200 mayors. For its part, the opposition won the governorships of Nueva Esparta, Zulia and Cojedes.
With an agreement between the government and the opposition carried out in Mexico City, it was agreed to hold these elections. The Government of Nicolás Maduro allowed a delegation of observers from the European Union.
The results of the elections open the debate on how strengthened the ruling party PSUV remains, but, above all, they allow an analysis of the Venezuelan electoral system, its transparency and the independence of the institutions.
What reflection does this electoral process leave in Venezuela? What analysis can be made of the performance of the ruling party and the opposition? What about the conclusions of the European Union observers’ report? What is coming for Venezuela after this electoral process?
We analyze it together with our guests:
– Omar González Moreno, deputy of the National Assembly of Venezuela and member of the national leadership of the Vente Venezuela party.
– William Benavides, deputy of the National Assembly of Venezuela for the Tupamaro Movement.
– And in the France 24 study we are accompanied by Nastassja Rojas, professor of International Relations at the Pontificia Universidad Javeriana, in Bogotá, Colombia.