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Venezuela revokes invitation to EU’s mission to observe presidential election in July

CARACAS, Venezuela (AP) — Venezuela’s election authorities have revoked an invitation to a European Union mission to observe the upcoming presidential election. Elvis Amoroso, head of the National Electoral Council. On Tuesday, he cited economic sanctions imposed by the bloc as the reason for withdrawing the invitation. The European Union had not yet accepted the invite that was extended earlier this year. Amoroso says the decision is intended to show that “they are not welcome to come here to our country” while the sanctions remain in effect. The electoral body earlier this year set the presidential election for July 28.

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