St. Lucia government calls for “fresh and fair” elections in Venezuela

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Guaido (left) vs Maduro: The two men locked in the Venezuela power struggle

CASTRIES, St. Lucia, Mar. 7, CMC – The Allen Chastanet-led administration has pointed to the need for Venezuela to have fresh and fair elections.

In a statement on Thursday, the government said that due to the escalating situation in the South American nation, St. Lucia has seen an influx of arms and drugs from Venezuela as well as the illegal entry of Venezuelan nationals.

“The people of Venezuela must be allowed to decide their own future in accordance with the principles of the United Nations Charter – non-intervention, non-interference, prohibition of the threat or use of force, respect for the rule of law, human rights and democracy,” the statement said.

It added that in order for the objective to be attained “there has to be a meaningful and internal dialogue between the contending parties. This dialogue must determine how best the crisis can be resolved within the confines of the constitution and the rule of law, whether by referendum, elections or any other agreed mechanism. Nothing short of this will lead to the quelling of this crisis or provide the relief that all Venezuelans desire”.

The government also made reference to a statement made earlier this year at the Special Meeting of the OAS Permanent Council in which St. Lucia urged Venezuela to “please come back into the fold; back to the principles that ensure openness and democracy; and back to the table with your friends”.

“Based on S Lucia’s known position on the issue of the May 2018 election, and the statements by the Caribbean Community (CARICOM) St Lucia has hoped that that the current regime would move towards fresh and fair elections to solve this crisis,” the statement continued.

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3 comments

  1. After 40 years of fake independence, the government of St. Lucia has revealed plenty in this statement it has relayed from the US.

    It instantly brought to mind the phrase: "Tell me who you cannot criticize and I will tell you who is your master."

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  2. Any opinion from from any of these small Island members would mean nothing. You all don't understand
    the "SYSTEM" and it is the hidden fingers behind the 'system' that calls the shot. The big Oil Barons in
    Wall Street and other stake holders are the ones who run this business. When they begin to tighten the
    screws around your neck, you can call for Russia, China And Cuba they will only laugh at you. To some it
    may not be politically correct to say this, but it's only a matter of time before that paranoid man in the
    Casa Blanca decide to invade: it will make him look strong and the majority of the clowns up there will
    support him - it will happen - its a clear gamble for a second term. So Guys, Shut up and stay out of it.

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  3. Saint Lucia Government need to shut up stay out and keep their opinions to themselves. Can't even speak the people language but you want to give advice.

    Let the people sort out their differences and keep shut. You got more things that need to fix here at home before you give advice to independent countries.

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