For the past decade, Venezuela has grappled with a deep political and humanitarian crisis under the authoritarian government of Nicolás Maduro. There is an urgent need for free, fair, and credible elections so that Venezuelans themselves can choose their leader.
With presidential elections expected to be held in 2024, Venezuela’s opposition sees an opportunity to bring about change through the ballot box. Their best hope of defeating the ruling party is by uniting behind a single opposition candidate who can appeal to a population that is eager for a return to democracy and dissatisfied with Maduro’s economic mismanagement. The opposition’s National Primary Commission, a technical body overseen by the country’s major mainstream opposition parties, will organize a presidential primary election on October 22.
In support of this process, the Atlantic Council’s Adrienne Arsht Latin America Center is pleased to announce, “Visions of Change: Conversations with Venezuelan Opposition Presidential Candidates.” This event series invites all leading candidates from Venezuela’s opposition parties for live, in-person and virtual events in Washington DC to share their vision on the upcoming challenges and opportunities for Venezuela as well as their priorities should they be elected in 2024.
Stay tuned for upcoming discussions with the candidates. Follow us on Twitter @ACLatam or by using the hashtag #ACVenezuela to make sure you don’t miss out on announcements or event dates!
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