Statement in response to Venezuela’s December 6 electoral process


December 6, 2020 - Ottawa, Ontario - Global Affairs Canada

The Honourable François-Philippe Champagne, Minister of Foreign Affairs, today issued the following statement:

“Canada does not recognize the results of Venezuela’s December 6 electoral process because the process did not meet the minimum conditions for a free and fair exercise of democracy. 

“Free and fair elections can only occur when democratic rights are fully respected. 

“We continue to call for a peaceful democratic transition and for free and fair presidential elections.

“Canada will always stand with the people of Venezuela in their fight to restore democracy.”


Syrine Khoury
Press Secretary
Office of the Minister of Foreign Affairs

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