According to a report published by the Samuel Robinson Institute, the progress of the negotiations developed in Mexico is reflected in the decision of the European Union (EU) to send a team of observers to the regional and municipal elections slated for November 21 in Venezuela.
Regarding this point, the Venezuelan government’s effort to channel the peaceful route and deactivate the open coup agenda promoted by the opposition since Nicolas Maduro’s accession to power stands out, the special report of the Center for Original Thought highlighted.
Furthermore, the EU bloc’s statement could show the willingness to recognize not only the results derived from the process but the legitimacy of the Bolivarian government, and therefore the abandonment to the self-proclamation of Juan Guaido as interim president, it added.
The EU High Representative for Foreign Affairs and Security Policy, Josep Borrell, on Wednesday announced the appointment of the European Parliamentarian Isabel Santos as head of the Electoral Observation Mission.
This step is the result of the recommendations made by an exploratory delegation of the EU, which visited Venezuela in July to verify the existing conditions for the unfolding of the elections and the possible sending of observers. By virtue of the agreement signed by the National Electoral Council (CNE) and the European Union, the observers appointed by this bloc will maintain a strict conduct of impartiality, objectivity, independence and non-interference in the election.