Declaration on Venezuela

Meeting of the SI Committee for Latin America and the Caribbean, La Romana, Dominican Republic, 3-4 June 2022

Original: Spanish

The SI Committee for Latin America and the Caribbean, meeting in the Dominican Republic on 3-4 June, 2022,


As the Maduro regime has not been able to exercise control over the main Venezuelan opposition political parties, in the course of 2020 it used its Supreme Court of Justice (TSJ) to issue sentences whereby it imposed on three of the largest political parties of the opposition, that is AD, PJ and VP, political leaderships made up of former militants of those organizations to whom they handed over the representation, symbols and headquarters of the said parties. In the specific case of the AD party, they handed over control to a former member of the party, who is today at the full service of the Venezuelan regime.

This situation was denounced by the SI on July 8, 2020, declaring its rejection and condemnation of these new actions by Maduro to eliminate opposition political parties.


FIRSTLY: To disregard the illegitimate authorities imposed by the Venezuelan regime on the Democratic Action (AD), Justice First (PJ) and Popular Will (VP) political parties, as well as to disregard the electoral events that they may carry out.

SECONDLY: To ask the member parties of the Socialist International not to recognize these spurious representatives of AD, PJ and VP in the service of the regime, who are making representations to various international organizations and political parties with the aim of being recognised as the legitimate authorities of the parties fraudulently acquired.