Unasur evaluates sending an observation mission to elections in Venezuela
On April 30, the Venezuelan government requested the presence of the mission at the elections
The Union of South American Nations (Unasur) is evaluating the possibility of sending a group of electoral observers to Venezuela's October presidential elections, responding to a request made by the Venezuelan government, reported the General Secretariat of Unasur.
The ministers of foreign affairs of Unasur's 12 member countries will address the issue in Bogotá (Colombia) on June 11th, when Colombian María Emma Mejía will pass on the General Secretariat to Venezuelan Alí Rodríguez, Efe reported.
Venezuela requested, on a note dated April 30, "a Joint Electoral Accompaniment Mission of Unasur to observe the presidential election," stated the General Secretariat of Unasur.
Translated by Karen Daza
José Vicente Rangel clearly said: "We are not conducting negotiations threatened with a gun in the head." He warned behind closed doors in the midst of the social upheaval occurred during the oil strike in 2002 and 2003. Dissenting Timoteo Zambrano answered back that no other option was available: "The thing is that otherwise, you do not negotiate."