Provisional Candidate Eduardo Gonzalez Urrutia Registered for Venezuela’s Presidential Elections Despite Disqualification of Corina Yoris

MUD successfully registers Edmundo González Urrutia as a candidate for the 2024 Venezuela Elections.

Venezuela’s National Electoral Council (CNE) has announced that Eduardo González Urrutia has been registered as a candidate for the presidential elections on July 28 by the Democratic Unity Roundtable. The registration came after the coalition failed to nominate Corina Yoris, who was chosen by María Corina Machado, but was unable to compete due to disqualification.

The Democratic Unitary Platform (PUD), which absorbed the current Democratic Unitary Platform (PUD), confirmed in a statement the “provisional” registration of Eduardo Gonzalez Urrutia due to the inability to register their elected candidacy. According to Elvis Amoroso, president of CNE, a total of 37 political parties, some in coalition, nominated their candidates during the five-day registration process.

González Urrutia is an international analyst, diplomat and former ambassador of Venezuela to Argentina and Algeria. He is one of 13 candidates registered for the elections, including incumbent President Nicolás Maduro. The formula of nominating a provisional candidate in Venezuela is common and aims to secure a spot on the ballot. González Urrutia may be replaced starting next Monday if there are no administrative sanctions or impediments and if CNE approves it.

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