Venezuela advocates for peace on International Day of Democracy

Featured Venezuela advocates for peace on International Day of Democracy

Venezuelan President Nicolas Maduro celebrated on Sunday the International Day of Democracy, as a fundamental element for peace, sustainable development and human rights.

The head of state posted on his Twitter account that Venezuela is an example to the world.

'For 20 years, we have deepened the democratic and pacifist path, through inclusive and major policies that promote the active participation of the people in the exercise of power,' the president wrote.

Since the election of the National Constituent Assembly in 1999, convened by Commander Hugo Chavez (1954-2013), the Venezuelan people have established a culture of participation in elections and democracy.

The Bolivarian Republic currently has a world-recognized electoral system.

Specialists of the Latin American Council of Electoral Experts have observed nearly all the elections held in the country since 1999, and recognize the joint work of the national public authorities in each electoral process to strengthen democracy in Venezuela.

Maduro won the May 20, 2018, elections with more than six million votes, equivalent to 67% of the popular participation in a process legitimized by dozens of international observers, and also marked by calls for abstention by the most radical opposition forces.

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