MUD Announces New Presidential Candidate, Eduardo Gonzalez Urrutia, After Failed Nomination of Corina Yoris

MUD successfully registers Edmundo González Urrutia as a candidate for the 2024 Venezuela Elections.

The Democratic Unity Roundtable (MUD) announced on Tuesday that Eduardo González Urrutia has been registered as a candidate for the presidential elections on July 28 by the National Electoral Council (CNE). This registration came after the coalition failed to nominate Corina Yoris, who was chosen by María Corina Machado, but was unable to compete due to disqualification.

Elvis Amoroso, the president of CNE, initially dropped the name of Edmund Gonzalez Urrutia from the list of registered candidates, followed by the party MUD, which absorbed the current Democratic Unitary Platform (PUD). The PUD confirmed in a statement that their candidate had not yet been able to be registered for the presidential election, despite requesting an extension from CNE.

González Urrutia is an international analyst, diplomat and former ambassador of Venezuela to Argentina and Algeria. According to the CNE he is one of 13 candidates registered for the elections including incumbent President Nicolás Maduro. A total of 37 political parties, some in coalition, nominated their candidates during the five-day registration process according to Elvis Amoroso.

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