State Department says US recognizes any winner of elections in Venezuela as part of its plan

US Special Representative for Venezuela Elliott Abrams said that the elections should be free and fair.

State Department says US recognizes any winner of elections in Venezuela as part of its plan

The United States, as part of its plan for Venezuela, will recognize any winner of both presidential and parliamentary elections, whatever party he belongs to, if the will is free and fair. This was stated by U.S. Special Representative for Venezuela Elliott Abrams in a telephone briefing on Thursday.

“The United States will respect the results of free and fair elections, no matter who wins,” he said. – We are only against the abuse of state power that allows one party to remain at the head of the country indefinitely.

Abrams pointed out that the plan proposed by the U.S. includes the creation of a State Council, which will include both supporters of opposition leader Juan Guaydo and representatives of the ruling Chavist United Socialist Party of Venezuela (PSUV), to which President Nicolas Maduro belongs. They will have to choose an interim president, with each of the members of the State Council receiving the right of veto. This parity body will then have to call parliamentary and presidential elections, which will take place 6-12 months later.

Similarly, with the veto power of the Guaido-led coalition and the PSUV, as proposed by the U.S., a new Supreme Court and National Electoral Commission will be formed. The National Constitutional Assembly is to be dissolved.

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