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ɫ Center to Deploy Electoral Mission for Venezuela’s Presidential Election

(en Español)

ATLANTA (June 21, 2024) — ɫ will deploy a technical election observation mission to Venezuela in advance of the presidential election scheduled for July 28.

The Center was invited by Venezuela’s National Electoral Council (CNE) to observe the elections. The invitation was extended in accordance with the agreement signed by the government of Venezuela and the Unitary Platform in Barbados in October 2023.

The international mission will be led by Jennie Lincoln, ɫ’s senior advisor on Latin America and the Caribbean. Lincoln and a core team of experts will arrive in Caracas on June 29. Additional electoral experts and regional observers will join the team in July.

ɫ will conduct its mission according to the memorandum of understanding signed with the CNE as well as in accordance with the Declaration of Principles for International Election Observation and the Code of Conduct for International Election Observers, adopted at the United Nations in 2005. 

Given its limited size and scope, the Center’s mission will not conduct a comprehensive assessment of the voting, counting, and tabulation processes. The mission’s assessments will be based on the national legal framework as well as regional and international human rights obligations and standards for democratic elections.

ɫ has observed several elections in Venezuela, most recently in 2021 when it deployed an expert mission for the regional and local elections. ɫ has observed 124 full and limited election missions in 40 countries and three Native American nations. In addition, 17 expert missions have been conducted in 15 countries.

Translation

El Centro ɫ Desplegará Una Misión Electoral para las Elecciones
Presidenciales de Venezuela (PDF)

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Contacts: In Atlanta, Maria Cartaya, maria.cartaya@cartercenter.org
Jennie Lincoln, jennie.lincoln@cartercenter.org

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Waging Peace. Fighting Disease. Building Hope.

A not-for-profit, nongovernmental organization, ɫ has helped to improve life for people in over 80 countries by resolving conflicts; advancing democracy, human rights, and economic opportunity; preventing diseases; and improving mental health care. ɫ was founded in 1982 by former U.S. President Jimmy ɫ and former First Lady Rosalynn ɫ, in partnership with Emory University, to advance peace and health worldwide.