January 21
2021
Dolores Utrilla
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7th January 2021
External Relations & Trade Human Rights

High Representative: Declaration on Venezuelan elections and on the need for a political transition to democracy

Yesterday, on 6 January 2021, the High Representative of the EU for Foreign Affairs and Security Policy Josep Borrell issued a declaration on behalf of the EU concerning the elections for the National Assembly of Venezuela of 6 December 2020, following the assumption of the National Assembly’s mandate on 5 January 2021.

The High Representative regretted the fact that the Venezuelan elections ‘went ahead without a national agreement on electoral conditions’ and stressed the EU’s view that the elections ‘failed to comply with the international standards for a credible process and to mobilise the Venezuelan people to participate’.

The Declaration calls for an urgent and inclusive process of dialogue and negotiation leading to

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