Chris Hazzard travelling to Venezuela as international observer
Sinn Féin MP Chris Hazzard is travelling to Venezuela at the request of the National Electoral; Council (CNE) as part of an international delegation to observe the upcoming Presidential elections on 20 May 2018.
Whilst in Venezuela Chris will meet with the Board of the Supreme Court of Justice, Vladimir Padrino López, Minister of Popular Power for Defence, and Jorge Arreaza, Minister of Popular Power for Foreign Affairs and the Government-opposition Dialogue Table along with representatives of civic society administrating the election process.
Chris Hazzard said:
“It is an honour to have been asked to travel to Venezuela as part of an independent international observer team. Open and fair elections are a fundamental part of all democracies.
“Sinn Féin have consistently supported the highest standards of human rights for all people.
“The Venezuelan people are entitled to elect a government of their own choice and that government is equally entitled to conduct their affairs in the interests of their people without foreign impediment.”