viernes, 5 de octubre de 2012

#Venezuela 's election must be hold to the high standards of the Inter-American Democratic Charter", said Representives Engels (D-NY) & Mac (R-F) in a bipartisan Statement

Mack and Engel: Administration, Western Hemisphere Governments Must Defend Democracy in Venezuelan Election

Rep. Connie Mac
Republican FL

Washington, DC – Congressmen Connie Mack (FL-14) and Eliot Engel (NY-17), Chairman and Ranking Member of the House Subcommittee on the Western Hemisphere, issued the following statement today in advance of Sunday’s presidential election in Venezuela:

“The eyes of the world will be on Venezuela this Sunday when it holds its national elections.  As Article 1 of the Inter-American Democratic Charter guarantees, “The people of the Americas have a right to democracy and their governments have an obligation to promote and defend it.”  

Rep. Elliot Engel
Democrat NY
"The Venezuelan people deserve no less and the democracies of the Western Hemisphere must stand staunchly behind this principle.  We call upon the Administration to hold Venezuela to the high standard for democracy enshrined in the Charter to ensure that Sunday’s election accurately reflects the will of the people of Venezuela.”

martes, 2 de octubre de 2012

U.S. Bipartisan Statement on the Venezuela Presidential Election


Washington, D.C. - As Venezuela prepares to hold its presidential election this Sunday, U.S. Senators Robert Menendez (D-NJ) and Marco Rubio (R-FL), the Chairman and Ranking Member of the Senate’s Subcommittee on Western Hemisphere Affairs, issued the following statement:

“On October 7th, Venezuelans will get to choose between two radically different futures for their country in an election of strategic importance for our hemisphere. The Venezuelan government has the obligation to conduct a free and transparent electoral process, ensure the safety of all voters, and respect the will of the voters. The Venezuelan people should know that the democracies of the Western Hemisphere stand ready to hold accountable any individual threatening to disrupt the peaceful conduct of free and fair elections.

“We urge the Administration and the community of democracies in the hemisphere to keep a watchful eye on the conditions leading up to and during election day itself when assessing the elections, and to ensure that the will of the people is expressed in legitimate elections results.”