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MUD Secures Place on Ballot for Opposition Candidate in Venezuela’s 2024 Presidential Elections

BySamantha Jones

Mar 27, 2024
MUD successfully registers Edmundo González Urrutia as candidate for 2024 Venezuela Elections

The Democratic Unity Roundtable (MUD) announced on Tuesday that Eduardo González Urrutia has been provisionally registered as a candidate for the presidential elections on July 28 by the National Electoral Council (CNE). This decision was made after Corina Yoris, who was nominated by Maria Corina Machado, was disqualified from competing.

Initially, Elvis Amoroso, the president of CNE, dropped the name of Edmund Gonzalez Urrutia from the list of registered candidates. However, after receiving pressure from MUD and an extension request to register their candidate within the expected period, CNE decided to provisionally register González Urrutia.

Despite efforts to register Yoris throughout the process, she was left out without any explanation being provided. According to MUD’s statement, their preferred candidate could not be officially registered due to administrative obstacles and they exhausted all avenues by the deadline. As a result, they decided to provisionally register Edmundo González Urrutia in order to secure a place on the ballot and contest the upcoming elections in 2024.

The registration of González Urrutia brings the total number of candidates to 13 for the upcoming elections, including current president Nicolás Maduro. A total of 37 political parties nominated their candidates during the process without facing any restrictions. The possibility of replacing González Urrutia with another candidate will be considered starting next Monday if there are no legal or administrative obstacles.

The practice of nominating a provisional candidate is common in Venezuela and is intended to secure a place on the ballot despite challenges faced by opposition coalition, they remain determined to continue participating in the electoral process and have their preferred candidate registered for upcoming elections.

By Samantha Jones

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