Sun. Jun 16th, 2024
MUD successfully registers Edmundo González Urrutia as a candidate for the 2024 Venezuela Elections.

On Tuesday, the National Electoral Council (CNE) of Venezuela announced that Eduardo González Urrutia has been registered as a candidate for the presidential elections on July 28 by the Democratic Unity Roundtable. This registration came after the coalition failed to nominate Corina Yoris, who was chosen by María Corina Machado, but was unable to compete due to disqualification.

According to Elvis Amoroso, the president of CNE, initially Edmund Gonzalez Urrutia was not included in the list of registered candidates. However, after discussions with the Democratic Unity Table (MUD), which absorbed the current Democratic Unitary Platform (PUD), his name was added.

Corina Yoris had been nominated as a candidate by Maria Corina Machado but was disqualified and left without any explanation so far. The PUD confirmed in a statement that their candidate had not yet been able to be registered for the presidential election despite requesting an extension from CNE.

González Urrutia is an international analyst, diplomat and former ambassador of Venezuela to Argentina and Algeria. He is one of 13 candidates registered for the elections, including incumbent President Nicolás Maduro. A total of 37 political parties, some in coalition, nominated their candidates during the five-day registration process.

In Venezuela, it is common practice to nominate a provisional candidate in order to secure a spot on the ballot. González Urrutia may be replaced starting next Monday if there are no administrative sanctions or impediments and CNE approves his replacement candidacy.

By Aiden Nguyen

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