‘We shall overcome’: CFMEU weighs in on disputed Venezuelan election, by Nathan Hondros.
In a rare foray into international diplomacy, the CFMEU has written to Foreign Minister Julie Bishop, urging her to recognise recent presidential elections held in Venezuela and congratulate incumbent Nicolás Maduro, who claimed victory after the poll. …
Mr Molina said he saw the “sophisticated mechanisms employed to ensure that no-one can vote more than once or use a false identity”.
“What I saw was an electorate with the freedom to cast their vote in an environment free of harassment and/or violence,” he said.
However, the elections were marred by allegations of violence, vote-buying and electoral fraud.
In May, the UN’s High Commissioner on Human Rights Zeid Ra’ad al-Hussein said Venezuela’s presidential election “does not in any way fulfill minimal conditions for free and credible elections” and his office had received credible reports of “hundreds of extra-judicial killings in recent years, both during protests and security operations”.
Sadly, some Australian unions are run by some crazy lefties.