December 7, 2013
Argentina salutes Maduro; says voting was cristal clear
Argentina’s Foreign Ministry sent its congratulations to Venezuela’s elected president Nicolás Maduro.
On behalf of the entire Argentine population, the ministry released an oficial communiqué which states that “The people of Argentina and its government congratulate President Nicolás Maduro for his electoral victory.”
"Once more, the Venezuelan people ratified that voting is the most pacific way possible in order to keep carrying all the transformations started by late leader Commandant Hugo Rafael Chávez Frías.”
Likewise, the Ministry led by Héctor Timerman gave its standing on the voting process as Venezuelan opposition is already denouncing numerous irrgularities.
"The Argentine delegation sent along with UNASUR watchdogs, ratify the transparency of the electoral process as it had also been the case of the previous 18 elections celebrated in Venezuela since Chávez’s first win 14 years ago.”
To end, the communiqué aligns, once more, all Argentines behind the post Chavista populism spectrum and expresses that "As President Cristina Fernández said, all Argentines will join and support President Nicolás Maduro in the continuation of the work started by the Venezuelan people.”
Late last night, President Cristina Fernández de Kirchner congratulated Maduro on her Twitter account.
“Congratulations to the new President Nicolás Maduro. And my eternal gratitude to my dear friend and partner Hugo Chávez", Fernández wrote on the social network.