ITUC Statement on Venezuela

The ITUC expresses its deep concern at the post-election violence in Venezuela, and calls on all parties to refrain from any acts or statements which could inflame the situation. More than 80% of the country’s eligible voters are believed to have taken part in the election, which was narrowly won by Nicolás Maduro Moros.

“There are processes under Venezuelan law to handle any dispute over the election outcome, we call on all concerned to avoid any action which could inflame divisions”, said ITUC General Secretary Sharan Burrow.

The ITUC Regional Organisation for the Americas, TUCA, has issued a statement calling for the international community to accept Maduro’s election.

“There was huge participation in the elections, which were conducted in a peaceful manner. We condemn the calls to reject the decision of Venezuelans, as well as the acts of violence and destabilisation which have cost innocent lives,” said TUCA General Secretary Victor Baez.

Click here to read the TUCA statement (in Spanish).