December 7th – U.S. Secretary of State Pompeo recently claimed that Venezuela’s parliamentary elections were fraudulent, and Venezuelan Foreign Minister Jorge Arreaza criticized “zombie talk”.
According to the Russian satellite news agency, Pompeo questioned the legitimacy of Venezuela’s parliamentary election on the 6th local time, claiming that “what happened today was a fraud, not an election.” In response to Pompeo’s remarks, Areasa responded on Twitter that the U.S. tried to exert political influence in Venezuela failed.
“Zombies talk!” Areza also mentioned that the current U.S. government said that there was fraud in the U.S. election, but he believed that Pompeo should accept the truth. “In Venezuela, your defeat is absolute.” Areasa also expressed the hope that the U.S. State Department and the White House can resume diplomatic relations between the two countries as soon as possible.
On the 6th local time, more than 100 political parties and groups participated in the Venezuelan parliamentary elections. The opposition led by Guaidó refused to vote. Venezuelan President Maduro said earlier that he would resign if the opposition won the election. Maduro voted early on the 6th and called on all political forces to hold an inclusive national dialogue after the election.