Diaz-Balart, Wasserman Schultz Statement on Venezuela's Sham National Electoral Council (CNE)
May 6, 2021
WASHINGTON, D.C.– Representatives Mario Diaz-Balart and Debbie Wasserman Schultz, co-chairs of the Congressional Venezuela Democracy Caucus, released the following statement regarding the arbitrary and illegitimate designation of a sham National Electoral Council (CNE) in Venezuela.
“The Maduro regime is attempting to cling to power with an illegitimate institution of its own creation. The widely condemned National Electoral Council (CNE) is filled with Maduro cronies picked to rubber stamp future power grabs and further corrupt Venezuela’s once democratic institutions. Venezuela must have free, fair, transparent, and multiparty elections.”