Caracas (EFE).- The president of Venezuela, Nicolás Maduro, assured this Saturday that in 2024 there will be presidential elections in the Caribbean nation, after which whoever is elected will be sworn in and the country will continue “in peace” and “in democracy.”
“In 2024 the presidential elections will come, the people will vote, elect and, on January 10, 2025, the president-elect will be sworn in and will follow the course of our country, in peace, in democracy, with popular leadership,” the president emphasized. during a special interview broadcast by the state channel Venezolana de Televisión (VTV).
“I don’t care what imperialism, the right or Europe thinks of the Venezuelan democratic process,” Maduro said about the international recognition of the results of the elections scheduled for 2024.
“The expectation we have is the same as always. We do not care what imperialism or the oligarchies think about the political, social, institutional, cultural, and economic life of Venezuela. It does not matter to us whether they say something or not, whether they acknowledge or not, ”he emphasized.
Possible reunion with Guaidó in the elections
Maduro referred to the support that the US and Europe offered to the Venezuelan opposition leader Juan Guaidó when, in 2019, he proclaimed himself president in charge of Venezuela and headed a so-called “interim government”, and called this “plan” a “defeated trial, unsuccessful, unsuccessful.”
He assured that, as on that occasion, Venezuela “will continue its course” after the presidential elections.
The “interim government”, which controlled assets abroad and promoted an international financial siege against the Executive of the Caribbean country, was dissolved last January by decision of the majority of opponents who had supported Guaidó four years ago.
Currently, the opposition is preparing for internal primaries, scheduled for October 22, in which they will choose the candidate who will compete against the ruling party in the presidential elections.
This week it was announced that Guaidó and former governor Henrique Capriles will be among the candidates for the anti-Chavismo internal elections.