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María Corina Machado thanked G7 leaders for their “unequivocal support” for the struggle for democracy in Venezuela.

María Corina Machado thanked G7 leaders for their “unequivocal support” for the struggle for democracy in Venezuela.
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Venezuela’s opposition leader Maria Corina Machado Thanking the G7 leaders this Friday –Germany, Canada, USA, France, Italy, Japan and UK– for him “Clear support” they demanded for the July 28 presidential election in the Caribbean country Respect anti-chavismo rights.

“We thank the G7 leaders for their unequivocal support for democracy and free and fair elections in our country. The whole world should support this demand to respect human rights, release political prisoners and stop the persecution of opposition party members,” the former deputy revealed in X.

María Corina Machado greets supporters during a campaign event in Caracas (EFE/ Ronald Peña).

According to him, the Venezuelan people are committed to “enforcing popular sovereignty by voting”, which is why he called on the opposition to monitor the transparency of elections, in which he supports former ambassador Edmundo González Urrutia -Savista coalition, Democratic Unity Platform (PUD).

The clarity and support of the international community is a reminder that we are not alone in this commitment”, noted the liberal.

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The G7 countries criticized Venezuela this Friday Withdrawal of invitation to the European Union (EU). According to a draft of the final declaration of the group’s summit in Italy to observe the July 28 presidential election and ask for guarantees from the opposition, Caracas rejected it.

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“AndWe are deeply concerned about the rights of opposition parties within the electoral process and the decision to withdraw the call for an EU election observation mission (…)The G7 said in the document, which AFP had access to.

The statement was criticized by Venezuela’s foreign ministry, although supported by main opposition leader María Corina Machado, who was unable to participate in the election due to disqualification but was replaced by an ambassador who used her popularity to replace him. Edmundo Gonzalez.

“Never has a decadent imperialism had the kind of poor and ridiculous leadership the G7 is exhibiting today. Rejected by their own people, they want to resort to colonial practices and get involved in things that don’t belong to them,” Venezuelan Foreign Minister Juan Gil X said on the social network.

In May, Venezuela’s National Electoral Council (CNE), along with a pro-government row, announced its decision to exclude EU monitoring from the July election process, in which President Nicolás Maduro is set to take office for a third term.

The CNE decision was adopted after the European Union approved individual sanctions against around 50 officials for condemning “hostile attitudes”.

The G7, which brings together Germany, Canada, the United States, France, Italy, Japan and the United Kingdom, called on Caracas to guarantee “competitive and inclusive elections” and the “freedom of opposition members”. “Immediate release of all political prisoners.”

(With information from EFE and AFP)