After several months of comings and goings, and in a significant context of energy crisis in a large part of the West, Chavismo and the opposition returned today to a dialogue table to guarantee free elections in Venezuela by 2024.
The first point of contention between both sectors of the Bolivarian nation is the date on which the elections will take place, originally agreed for 2024. From the opposition, they vehemently remarked that “Venezuela It can’t wait”, especially since in 2023 they would hold their own primaries for these new elections. Notwithstanding everything, it is on track so that tomorrow, the day the talks will end, there will be a signing of an agreement.
This is flimsy for several international groups, since in 2021 both parties had also discussed and agreed, but, after the United States extradited Alex Saab, front man for Maduro, the president of Venezuela decided to back out of the talks. Finally, thanks to the political work of Emmanuel Macron, Gustavo Petro and Alberto Fernández, the situation was calmed down and this opened the doors for the development of a dialogue between the parties.
However, Maduro gave a message that raised doubts, as he stated that the opposition “responds to the guidelines of the United States.” “The world must be clear on this: we are negotiating with a sector that sought the military intervention of Venezuela. Nobody is going to impose anything on us, neither now nor ever,” said the president. from the country of South America.
After the news broke, the government of the northern nation significantly loosened the sanctions it had carried out on Venezuelan territory and released three billion dollars in frozen funds. that will be used to combat the humanitarian crisis and improve public services, as well as a special permit for Chevron to start working in the nation.
This occurs in a complicated energy context for the world, which was marked, after the start of the war between Russia and Ukraine, in a crisis due to the lack of gas that came from the former Soviet nation. This forces Europe to look for other alternatives in countries like Venezuela.