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María Corina Machado insists that Venezuela has “a real opportunity for change” against Chavismo

Leader of the opposition in Venezuela Maria Corina Machado He guaranteed this Monday, at a conference in the United States, that the Caribbean country has “a real opportunity for change after 25 years of struggle” against Chavismo in the presidential elections scheduled for this year.

This is what the leader of Sell ​​Venezuelawho participated virtually in a colloquium organized by the American think tank Atlantic Council to discuss the electoral situation in the South American country and explain how it will position itself in this regard in the coming months.

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“The balance of forces has never been so favorable to democratic forces”, said Machado, who won the opposition primaries last October with almost 93% of the vote.

But as for the candidate of the main opposition coalition in this year’s presidential elections in Venezuela There is a disqualification – ratified in January by the Supreme Court of Justice (TSJ) – that prevents him from holding elective public positions until 2036.

The current Venezuelan Government has denounced new conspiracies that include plans to assassinate President Nicolás Maduro, for which at least 38 people were arrested, including three of Machado’s collaborators.

In the conversation, the majority opponent – ​​grouped in the Unitary Democratic Platform (PUD) – distanced herself from the conspiracies by arguing that the current Chavista leader is afraid because “everyone is convinced” that he would win the elections.

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“We built a strong unit, all political parties publicly support me and even people from the Chavista base approached me to find out what a (democratic) transition would be like for me”, he claimed.

In this sense, the former liberal representative highlighted that the Maduro regime has two options: “Either we will comply with the agreements and compete in free and fair elections or we will end the (democratic) process with the internal pressure and international isolation that this would imply,” he stated. he sentenced.

A won hand doesn’t get stuck” she said to ensure that she will continue to fight against Chavismo – in power since 1999 –, being convinced that she will win the presidential elections in Venezuela, even with no set date. “We are growing and we will win,” she added.

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With this conviction, Machado stated that it is in the interest of the current Government to establish a real negotiation for the democratic transition, but regretted that Maduro continues without considering the possibility of losing the elections.

Source: Elcomercio

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