Venezuela – Political situation (11 April 2017)

France is concerned by the resumption of tensions in Venezuela. It calls for calm and for respect of the right to peacefully demonstrate.

Henrique Capriles’s 15-year ban from engaging in politics is an additional factor destabilizing the country and undermines the possibility of a credible dialogue. If upheld, it would challenge the credibility of upcoming elections, for which a timetable still must be produced.