21 October 2016
The Socialist International deplores the decision adopted yesterday, Thursday 20 October, by the Electoral National Council (CNE) of Venezuela to postpone until a new judicial order the process of collection of 20% of signatures required to activate a recall referendum on the government of Nicolás Maduro scheduled for 26, 27 and 28 of this month. In its public declaration, the CNE bases its decision on compliance with the Constitution and observance of precautionary measures adopted by the criminal courts of Valencia, San Fernando Apure, Aragua and Bolivar, after accepting complaints for alleged electoral crimes against the political forces which are members of the Mesa de Unidad Democrática (MUD), an alliance which includes member parties of the SI, in the process to activate the recall referendum.
The Socialist International strongly rejects this new delaying tactic by the Venezuelan electoral authority and calls on the CNE to assume its high responsibilities in the recall referendum and not to obstruct the process. At the same time, in the context of these electoral accusations, the SI condemns the issuing of restriction orders by the criminal courts of Valencia, the capital of the state of Carabobo, against eight political leaders who are members of the MUD, among them the ex-presidential candidate Henrique Capriles, preventing them from leaving the territory, and demands the annulment of this procedurally incorrect and arbitrary measure.
Finally, the Socialist International reiterates its determination to defend democracy and human rights in Venezuela and renews its call on the government to stop the daily misuse and undermining of the State institutions, and to stop acting against their nature and proper functioning.
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Return of Manuel Rosales, leader of the UNT Party, to Venezuela
15 October 2015
A New Venezuela
07 December 2015
Socialist International protests against the sentencing of Leopoldo López
10 September 2015
Resolution on Venezuela adopted by the SI Council in New York, 6-7 July, 2015
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20 February 2015
Venezuela : for an end to the violence
17 February 2014
Informe de misión como Enviado Especial de la Internacional Socialista a Caracas, Venezuela, los días 13 a 16 de noviembre 2014
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Recount of votes crucial to ensure the election's legitimacy, democracy and peace
15 April 2013
SI Secretary General, Luis Ayala, on democratic socialism at the UNT anniversary event in Venezuela
13 March 2013
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20-23 January 2010
Statement on the Bolivarian Republic of Venezuela
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22 FEBRUARY 2016
In recent years the people of Africa have continued advancing and moving forward democratic governance in an important number of countries of the region. Today, more and more people in that continent enjoy freedoms and rights, a precondition for progress, development and peace. Members of the Socialist International in a good number of countries in Africa have been protagonists and actors of an era of change that has been bringing new opportunities and a new face to the political life of the continent. Nevertheless, authoritarianism, oppression and other evils of the past still linger in the political life of some of the countries in the region...
16 JANUARY 2016
The Socialist International vigorously condemns the terrorist attack carried out last night in Ouagadougou, Burkina Faso, which has left 28 people dead from many different countries, responsibility for which has been claimed by Al-Qaeda in the Islamic Maghreb. Our thoughts are with the family and friends of the victims. 126 hostages were rescued by security forces following an operation to reclaim the hotel where the attack happened, during which a number of terrorists were killed. The Socialist International expresses its wholehearted solidarity with newly elected President Roch Marc Kaboré who assumed office at the end of December...
20 NOVEMBER 2015
The Socialist International is deeply saddened by the barbarous terrorist attack in Bamako early this morning, which has resulted in the death of numerous civilians in a hotel in the capital. Our heartfelt thoughts and condolences are with all those who are suffering and grieving as a result of this cowardly act of terror against innocent people with no chance to defend themselves. This attack is also an attack against democracy and against the efforts of the government and people of Mali to move the country forward. President Ibrahim Boubacar Keita is a leader that has made us all proud in our International, for his statesmanship, courage and commitment to securing a way forward for peace, democracy and economic progress for all the peoples of Mali...
13 NOVEMBER 2015
The Socialist International warmly congratulates Aung San Suu Kyi and the National League for Democracy, NLD, on their historic victory following general elections held in Myanmar on 8 November. The results of these elections, in which close to 30 million people were eligible to vote, already show that with 80% of the contested seats now declared, the NLD have more than the two thirds needed to choose the President and put an end to more than 50 years of military rule. These elections, despite the role and influence of the military, has been seen as the first openly contested poll in Myanmar in twenty five years, when the NLD won by a large majority in national elections in 1990 but Aung San Suu Kyi was prevented from taking office by the military and spent several long periods under house arrest, which only ended in 2010....
14 NOVEMBER 2015
The Socialist International is deeply shocked and saddened by the horrific multiple terrorist attacks carried out last night in Paris by ISIS, which have left 129 dead and many injured. We send our heartfelt condolences to the families and friends of the victims, our sympathy to all those who endured this heinous crime, and our solidarity with the entire French nation as it comes to terms with these events. The Socialist International underscores its firm support for and solidarity with President Hollande and his government as he firmly and decisively acts to confront this concerted scourge of terror that has hit France, and takes the necessary measures to protect its citizens...