A group of twelve Members of the European Parliament (MEPs) has cancelled a planned trip to witness 6D over ‘safety concerns’. The opposition’s MUD coalition had invited the group to take part in an unofficial 6D mission, despite lacking any kind of official CNE invitation. At the last minute, the people that were tapped to check that Venezuelans were voting in a safe and fair environment cancelled because they don’t feel safe enough to even come.
Let’s say that we were about to be on a date with the EU mission, and the guys just ghosted us.
Right then, a smaller group from the European Popular Party (EPP) realized they were making a big mistake and decided to come to Venezuela regardless. So our date cancelled, but a better looking guy with a shinier car decided to come, bring flowers and pay for dinner.
The decision to cancel the MEPs’ visit was made after the diplomatic body of the EU advised to take ‘extreme’ security measures in the country ahead of the elections. Bear in mind, the European Parliament has sent missions to observe elections in Afghanistan, Honduras, Burundi and more recently in Myanmar, where people voted to put an end to the military dictatorship that ruled the country for 50 years. But Venezuela? Heavens, that would be dangerous!
Let’s thank our lucky stars for Esteban González Pons, the head of the EPP mission who decided to come anyway. “These elections are crucial for Venezuela and for us to show the world that people can vote freely,” González Pons, of Spain’s PP, said. Other MEPs in the mission include Gabriel Mato, Agustín Díaz de Mera y Teresa Jiménez-Becerril.
Can’t stop thinking that this happened the same day that the EU signed an agreement with la hermana republica to allow Colombians to travel visa-free in Europe. ¿Quien lo hubiera pensado?