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  • Venezuela Elections

    by Representative Ileana Ros-Lehtinen

    Posted on 2015-12-08

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    ROS-LEHTINEN asked and was given permission to address the House for 1 minute and to revise and extend her remarks.) Ms. ROS-LEHTINEN. Mr. Speaker, I rise today to congratulate the people of Venezuela on their democratic victory this weekend.

    Voters at the polls sent a clear message to the corrupt Maduro regime: We reject your policies and support a return to true democracy, as well as an end to an economic system that has bankrupted an otherwise wealthy nation.

    Despite lopsided electoral conditions, state-imposed censorship, and intimidation tactics, the democratic opposition overcame many obstacles to gain control of the National Assembly. But there is still much work that remains to be done. All political prisoners must be freed, including pro-democracy leader Leopoldo Lopez.

    There are still a few contestant seats without a winner announced that are very important to the final outcome of the election.

    I urge a speedy and transparent declaration of the winners and a full adjudication process for any disputed contests that can occur in certain races.

    Congratulations to the people of Venezuela for a great victory.


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