Venezuela rejects interference statements by Canada

Venezuela categorically rejected this Wednesday the interventionist statements of the Government of Canada, in relation to the regional and municipal elections of November 21, 2021.

This was reported by the Chancellor of the Republic, Félix Plasencia, in his account on the social network Twitter.

The Bolivarian Government issued a Communiqué in which it regrets that due to “the absence of its own foreign policy and for complying with the expectations of the United States, the Government of Canada resorts to the disqualification of an electoral process, widely validated by more than 300 international observers, making - in more appropriate terms - a political pamphlet rather than the declaration of a sovereign State.

Here is the full text of the statement:

The Bolivarian Republic of Venezuela categorically rejects the interventionist statements of the government of Canada, in relation to the electoral process of November 21, 2021, when the Venezuelan people came out freely to exercise their right to vote.

It is regrettable that, in the absence of its own foreign policy and in order to meet the expectations of the United States, the government of Canada resorts to the disqualification of an electoral process, widely validated by more than 300 international observers, carrying out -in terms more appropriate - a political pamphlet rather than a declaration of a sovereign state.

Ironically, Canada questions the context of the recent elections, but it was the only country that took concrete actions to prevent Venezuelan voters residing in Canadian territory from voting at the Venezuelan Embassy and Consulates, during 2018.

Similarly, Canada speaks of the impact on the economy and human rights, while applauding, supporting and promoting illegal coercive measures against the entire Venezuelan people and that constitute crimes against humanity.

Faced with such cynicism, the Government of Venezuela demands that Canada immediately end its illegal coercive measures and end its political and material support for corrupt individuals who promote the embezzlement of assets belonging to the Venezuelan State.

Unlike Canada, Venezuela is a country free from foreign tutelage and it demonstrates this in each election in which the model of participatory and protagonist democracy, enshrined in the Constitution and backed by the democratic will of the Venezuelan people, is deepened.

Caracas, November 23, 2021

 

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