The election takes center stage at UNASUR (Updated)

unasur-logoThe Union of South American Nations (UNASUR) will discuss tonight the current situation in Venezuela in an extraordinary presidential summit.

The meeting will be held in Lima, as Perú now holds the provisional presidency of the group.

According to a report from Peruvian newspaper El Comercio, there’s no overall consensus yet between UNASUR members regarding the results of Sunday’s presidential election.

After earlier reports which indicated that Foreign Minister Elías Jaua would represent the government’s delegation, Nicolás Maduro himself announced in cadena nacional that he will travel to Lima for the summit and then return for his swearing-in ceremony tomorrow.

Henrique Capriles has informed via his Twitter account that he’s considering travelling to Lima for the summit and that he has spoken with several heads of state about the issue.

UPDATE: Looks like Henrique won’t go to Lima. He will give a press conference today at 6:30 p.m. (Venezuelan Time), according to Ramon Jose Medina’s twitter account. Medina is the communications coordinator for the Simon Bolivar National Command.

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