New Candidate in Venezuelan Presidential Elections: Eduardo Gonzalez Urrutia Registered by CNE

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

The Democratic Unity Roundtable (MUD) announced on Tuesday that Eduardo González Urrutia has been registered as a candidate for the presidential elections on July 28 by the National Electoral Council (CNE). 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. Elvis Amoroso, the president of CNE, initially dropped the name of Edmund Gonzalez Urrutia from the list of registered candidates, followed by the party Democratic Unity Table (MUD), which absorbed the current Democratic Unitary Platform (PUD).

Corina Yoris, nominated by Maria Corina Machado as a candidate, was left out without any explanation provided so far. The PUD confirmed in a statement the “provisional” registration of Eduardo Gonzalez Urrutia due to the inability to register their elected candidacy. The Democratic Unitary Platform expressed that they were disappointed with this outcome and will continue working towards securing a fair and transparent electoral process.

González Urrutia is an international analyst, diplomat, and former ambassador of Venezuela to Argentina and Algeria. According to Elvis Amoroso, he is one of 13 candidates registered for the elections, including incumbent President Nicolás Maduro. A total of 37 political parties, some in coalition

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