Venezuelan People Affirm Their Right to Sovereignty
December 11, 2020.
Venezuelan people accompany elected deputies to their accreditation.
Elections to Venezuela's National Assembly were held on
Sunday, December 6, within a vast mobilization of the Venezuelan people
for the affirmation of their right to be and to determine their own
destiny. Despite the interference, threats, sabotage and disinformation
activities of the U.S., Canada, their puppet Lima Group, and the
European Union to discredit and besiege the Venezuelan people, they
prevailed. The victory of the Bolivarian government within these
conditions of encirclement and suffocation is a great achievement.
International observers applauded the conduct of the election
and commended the Venezuelan government's efforts to ensure the
participation of all, compliance with sanitary measures against
COVID-19, the establishment of sophisticated electronic voting
stations, and numerous other measures. No incidents or
December 9, 2020.
International observers report on the conduct of the December 6
The turnout rate excited the imperialist
media, incited by the self-proclaimed "president" Juan
Guaidó, who claimed the low voter turnout means that the
Venezuelan people responded to the call to boycott the election. There
is no way of knowing why the turnout was low and this is a narrow and
self-serving, opportunistic and provocative "explanation" from a puppet
who has only made a name for himself thanks to foreign powers far
removed from the people's power.
their part, Canada, the U.S. and the European Union refused to
recognize the election results, with Canada arrogantly producing a
press release denouncing them as a fraud on December 6, even before the
final election results were announced. Through its Minister of
Foreign Affairs François-Philippe Champagne, the Liberal
government of Justin Trudeau declared that the electoral process "did
not meet the minimum conditions for a free and fair exercise of
December 5, 2020. Ottawa
picket on the eve of the Venezuelan election.
is the same Trudeau Liberal government which, in the most recent
election in 2019, was elected by 22 per cent of the total number of
eligible voters, receiving 33 per cent of all votes cast. In Haiti's
last legislative elections, well under 25 per cent of voters turned
out, yet all of these big powers recognized the vote. Canada has even
"accompanied" the Haitian government in elections through the services
of Elections Canada. On January 13, 2020, the mandate of Haiti's
Chamber of Deputies and two-thirds of its senators ended, rendering
Parliament non-functional. Since then, President Jovenel Moïse
has been able to govern by decree. No statements of elections in Haiti
not being "free and fair" were issued.
Canada, along with the European Union, is applauding the crisis-ridden
election results in the United States. No problem with the U.S.
"democracy," they say. Elections are presumably "free and fair" in that
country where literally billions of dollars are poured into the coffers
of presidential candidates and millions of people are not even
enfranchised to vote. This interpretation of what constitutes "free and
fair" is beneath contempt. It certainly does nothing to restore
credibility in the electoral systems of those who say such things.
The "debate" imposed about the participation rate in the
Venezuelan elections is a pathetic diversion and part of an
orchestrated plan to crush the Bolivarian nation-building project and,
more generally, the struggle of the peoples of the Americas to take
control of their destiny in favour of their own nation-building
projects. The elections in Venezuela have taken place within the
context of the offensive deployed not only against that country, but
against the peoples of the Americas -- in Bolivia, Cuba, Chile and so
many other countries where today the peoples are calling for the
Americas to be a zone of peace, of respect between peoples and nations,
without interference, blockades or sanctions.
peoples are challenging corrupt governments, the dictatorship of the
International Monetary Fund, connivance with the likes of Joe Biden,
Donald Trump, Mike Pompeo and their ilk and their military activities
in the region. Many peoples are also calling for the establishment of
new constituent assemblies to reconstitute their nation states on a
modern basis which recognizes the rights of all, challenging the
corrupt electoral processes in the service of the rich, the
international financial oligarchs and a handful of elite. This is where
the great powers are hurting the most, as they cannot stop the peoples'
movement for the New, of which the Venezuelan people are a proud part.
The battle for true democracy and over who decides is the
order of the day.
This article was published in
Volume 50 Number 48 - December 12, 2020
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