Venezuelan Legislative Elections

U.S. DEPARTMENT OF STATE
Office of the Spokesperson
STATEMENT BY SECRETARY KERRY

The United States congratulates the people of Venezuela for making their voices heard in a peaceful and democratic way on Election Day.

We urge Venezuelan electoral authorities to continue to tabulate and publish voting results in a timely and transparent fashion.

Venezuelan voters expressed their overwhelming desire for a change in the direction of their country.  Dialogue among all parties in Venezuela is necessary to address the social and economic challenges facing the country, and the United States stands ready to support such a dialogue together with others in the international community.