Venezuelan voters showed ‘overwhelming need for change,’ says John Kerry

U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry waves after delivering a delivery in the Mashable/U.N. Foundation “Earth to Paris” Summit during COP21 on Dec. 7, 2015 at Le Petit Palais in Paris. (Kenzo Tribouillard/AFP)

WASHINGTON, D.C. C?A specific victory for Venezuela’s opposition in weekend elections indicated that voters had an “overwhelming desire to have a new experience,” U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry said Monday, calling for dialogue from the oil-rich, cash-poor country.

“The country congratulates the individuals of Venezuela in making their voices heard in the peaceful and democratic way on election day,” Kerry said within a statement.?“Venezuelan voters expressed their overwhelming desire for a general change in the direction in their country. Dialogue bills . parties in Venezuela is important to handle the social and economic challenges facing the continent.”

Kerry also said america — that has fraught ties while using governments of leftist Venezuelan President Nicols Maduro — stood ready to help with doing this “combined with others inside the international community.”

Venezuela’s opposition won charge of the National Assembly?in Sunday’s poll from Maduro’s PSUV party. It does not take first time in 16 years how the PSUV will not likely control the nation’s Assembly.

Maduro conceded defeat and needed “coexistence” amongst the opposition and his awesome party, as Venezuela struggles inside the throes of an recession, with shortages of basic foods and supplies.

The U.S. secretary of state urged authorities to “still tabulate and publish voting outcomes in a timely and transparent fashion.”

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