Former Ambassador and International Analyst Eduardo Gonzalez Urrutia Registered as a Candidate in Venezuela’s Presidential Elections

MUD successfully registers Edmundo González Urrutia as a candidate for the 2024 Venezuela Elections.

On Tuesday, the National Electoral Council (CNE) announced that Eduardo Gonzalez Urrutia has been registered as a candidate for the presidential elections on July 28 by the Democratic Unity Roundtable. This came after the coalition failed to nominate Corina Yoris, who was chosen by María Corina Machado, but was unable to compete due to disqualification.

The Democratic Unitary Platform (PUD) confirmed in a statement the “provisional” registration of Eduardo Gonzalez Urrutia due to the inability to register their elected candidacy. The PUD expressed disappointment and frustration with the CNE’s decision, which they claimed was made without any explanation or justification.

González Urrutia is an international analyst, diplomat, and former ambassador of Venezuela to Argentina and Algeria. He is one of 13 candidates registered for the elections, including incumbent President Nicolás Maduro. A total of 37 political parties, some in coalition, nominated their candidates during the five-day registration process, according to Elvis Amoroso.

The formula of nominating a provisional candidate in Venezuela is common and aims to secure a spot on the ballot. González Urrutia may be replaced starting next Monday if there are no administrative sanctions or impediments, and the CNE approves the replacement candidacy.

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