Statement on Venezuela Elections

(Washington D.C.) – U.S. Rep. Debbie Wasserman Schultz (FL-23) released the following statement on the elections held in Venezuela:

“Yesterday’s sham election in Venezuela has fooled no one: Nicolas Maduro is a dictator with zero democratic legitimacy. From banning potential opponents from running to bribing and intimidating voters to outright election fraud, the Maduro regime continues to deny the Venezuelan people the right to choose a better future. Whether it is harsh economic misery and political oppression, to brutal food and medicine shortages, I have heard too many harrowing stories from my Venezuelan friends and neighbors who have been displaced to my community. Yesterday’s farce only makes me more determined to work to make Venezuelan elections free and fair once again so that voters can elect leaders who are committed to improving their lives.”