«Lima group» condemned the postponement of elections in Venezuela

© RIA Novosti / Dmitry Znamenskii in Caracas. Archival photo«Lima group» condemned the postponement of elections in Venezuela© RIA Novosti / Dmitry Znamenskiy

Included in a «team Lima» country of America condemned the decision of Venezuelan authorities to postpone the presidential elections.

Earlier, the National constituent Assembly of Venezuela agreed to hold presidential elections until 30 April, not the end of the year, as previously planned. Now this initiative must be submitted to the national electoral Council that organizes elections in the country. President Nicolas Maduro has announced that he is ready to stand as a candidate in these elections.

«We demand that the presidential elections were scheduled with adequate period of precession, with the participation of all Venezuelan political players and with all appropriate safeguards», — quotes the portal Nacional’s statement, the foreign Minister of Chile, Heraldo muñoz, after a meeting of representatives of the «Group of Lima» in Santiago.

According to muñoz, the elections that do not meet these conditions, will lack legitimacy and trust. A statement to this effect was signed by representatives of 14 American States.