Brussels, 07/12/2015
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STATEMENT

Statement of the HR/VP Federica Mogherini on the elections in Venezuela

The people of Venezuela have peacefully elected a new National Assembly.


The process remains to be concluded in the same spirit of democratic responsibility and transparency.


The ballot cast by the voters is a vote for change and a clear call on all political actors and institutions in Venezuela to engage in constructive political efforts to address together the challenges ahead, for the benefit of the Country and of all its citizens.
Dialogue and constructive cooperation will further strengthen democratic institutions.


The EU continues  to stand ready to cooperate with Venezuela and its democratically elected authorities in the interest of all Venezuelans.