Foreign Minister Arreaza ratifies parliamentary elections on December 6 in Venezuela in response to Spain’s colonialist stance

Minister of People’s Power for Foreign Affairs, Jorge Arreaza, described as “colonialist nostalgia” a recent statement by his Spanish counterpart, Arancha González Laya, about the forthcoming parliamentary elections in Venezuela, and ratified that “the people will democratically elect their new National Assembly.”

“The colonialist nostalgia reaches such an extent that they even pretend to proclaim themselves as electoral authorities and replace the constitutional institutions,” posted the Venezuelan foreign minister on his Twitter account @jaarreaza.

In a statement delivered in Luxemburg on Monday, Spain’s Foreign Minister Arancha Gonzalez questioned that the parliamentary elections in Venezuela, which achieved independence from Span 200 years ago, meet the democratic requirements for the Spanish Government to recognize its results.

In a recent interview with Spain’s El País newspaper, Minister Arreaza stressed that parliamentary elections will be held on December 6 because it is mandated by the Constitution, and they cannot be put off.