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Democratic Party leaders joined thousands of Venezuelan voters on Sunday as they cast their ballots in competitive primary election

After thousands of Venezuelans went to the polls this Sunday in their primary elections, the Florida Democratic Party released the following statement: 

“We congratulate the people of Venezuela after demonstrating their commitment to democracy and the steps they have taken towards a better future for their country,” said FDP Chair Nikki Fried. Yesterday, thousands of Venezuelans in Florida arrived at voting centers in Central and South Florida to cast their ballots for the opposition to the Maduro regime in a presidential primary. 

“We also congratulate opposition candidate María Corina Machado on her primary victory. Today is a new day for Venezuelans!

“Democratic party leaders visited voting centers across the state in Miami-Dade, Orlando and Tampa to support the Venezuelan community, including Congresswoman Debbie Wasserman Schultz, Miami-Dade Mayor Daniella Levine Cava and former State Senator Annette Taddeo — leaders who have always given their support to the Venezuelan struggle for freedom and democracy.

“This is all made possible thanks to the Biden-Harris administration’s new deal with Venezuela, lifting sanctions in exchange for a chance to hold a democratic election. Today, the Venezuelan people are on a path towards establishing a democracy and we hope they can continue to exercise their right to free, fair, transparent, and competitive elections in 2024″

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