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Maria Corina Machado: Leading Venezuela towards democratic renewal against all odds

Saturday, February 17th 2024 - 10:47 UTC
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In response to Chavistas, Machado said: “Of course there is life for you after the transition, but in a country with clear and democratic rules” In response to Chavistas, Machado said: “Of course there is life for you after the transition, but in a country with clear and democratic rules”

Maria Corina Machado, the presidential candidate chosen through Venezuela's historic primary elections on October 22nd, asserts her commitment to democratic principles and inclusive governance in an exclusive interview with El Pitazo.

Reflecting on the significance of the primary elections, Machado emphasizes its transformative impact on Venezuelan politics. She notes, “It is the most powerful event that has occurred in a long time in Venezuela.” She highlights the resonance of citizen participation and the international community's recognition of the regime's loss of social support.

Addressing concerns about her leadership style, Machado affirms her dedication to inclusive governance, stating, “I am not a brute. That would be brutal.” She emphasizes the importance of collaboration across party lines and the need for clear and democratic rules of the game for all Venezuelans.

In response to skepticism from some Chavistas, who wonder if there is life for them after an eventual political transition, Machado reassures them, stating, “Of course there is life for you after the transition, but in a country with clear and democratic rules of the game.” She underscores the inevitability of political and spiritual defeat for the regime and advocates for a negotiated transition that represents the interests of all Venezuelans.

Regarding the disqualification threats, Machado remains firm in her commitment to democratic principles, dismissing calls for consensus as misguided attempts to undermine the legitimacy of the primary elections, that she won with over 92.5%, in a vote that was held simultaneously in Venezuela and 28 other countries and in which it is estimated that more than two million people took part.

 

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  • Brasileiro

    Brazilian support for Venezuela has as its mortgage the holding of free and fair elections.

    In democracy, it is the people who choose their rulers, not the rulers who choose the people.

    Feb 17th, 2024 - 12:45 pm 0
  • bushpilot

    Unless it is Vladimir Putin's democracy. That is a “special” case.

    He is allowed to kill his opposition, that is justified.

    Feb 17th, 2024 - 05:21 pm 0
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