What happened to María Corina Machado and why will she not participate in the 2023 Primary?

Last Friday, June 30, María Corina Machado, an opposition candidate for the Vente Venezuela political party, was notified of a decision made by the Comptroller General of the Republic, which prevents him from participating in the 2023 Primary and, therefore, in the 2024 presidential elections against Nicolás Maduro. In this note, we will tell you all the details about this event.

What happened to María Corina Machado?

The presidential candidate María Corina Machado was in Barinas carrying out one of her many electoral campaigns, to preach her proposals for the 2023 Primary, when she received news that Chavista deputy José Brito had revealed about a document from the Comptroller’s Office.

Its about Official letter DGPE-23-08-00-008which stipulates the disqualification of the opposition leader from holding any public office in Venezuela during the next 15 years. With this decision, his candidacy was invalidated and he will not be able to participate in the elections on October 22, 2023.

Disqualification of María Corina Machado: what is known?

In the document presented by the Comptroller’s Office, María Corina Machado is accused of attacking the Venezuelan State for “being an accomplice” of Juan Guaidó, encouraging the economic blockade of Venezuela, promoting and initiating the gigantic immigration process, in addition to generating large losses. economic to the Caribbean country.

Naturally, the opposition candidate expressed her discomfort at this objection and expressed that she will remain firm in the idea of ​​strengthening her candidacy for the 2023 Primary.

First publication of the opposition leader after learning about her disqualification. Photo: Maria Corina Machado/Twitter

Likewise, before this event, a series of political leaders such as Luis Almagro, Gustavo Petro, Guaidó, Delsa Solórzano, Juan Pablo Guanipa, Juan Barreto, Carlos Prosperi, Antonio Ledezma, etc., spoke out. In addition to creating the hashtag #YoHabilitoAMariaCorina, where thousands of netizens joined the solidarity trend of the candidate.