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Venezuelan opposition parties announced on Tuesday that they would participate in regional and municipal elections scheduled for November, reversing their previous boycott of recent polls.

The announcement came days before the opposition and the government of President Nicolas Maduro met in Mexico City to continue negotiations to find a common way out of the political deadlock in Venezuela. The two sides agreed to discuss electoral issues as part of the dialogue, which officially began earlier this month.

The agenda that Maduro and opposition representatives agreed for the negotiations includes election observers, a renunciation of violence, reparations for victims of violence, social and economic measures and the lifting of international sanctions. , which were imposed on the state oil company, government rulers and others.

Regional and municipal elections are scheduled for November 21.

Opposition parties grouped together in the so-called “Unitary Platform” and led by Juan Guaidó boycotted previous elections, including Maduro’s re-election as president in May 2018, arguing that Venezuela does not have them. conditions for free and fair competition.


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