24/12/2015 “’Quality of democracy in Venezuela leaves much to be desired”’

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Uruguayan Foreign Minister Rodolfo Nin Novoa has criticised the ‘quality of democracy”’ in Venezuela and stated that “’there are too many political leaders in prison’.” In an interview with the weekly publication ‘Búsqueda’, Nin Novoa argued ‘that “democracy is more than just elections’.” Democracy is also defined by the separation of powers, freedom of the press and respect for minorities, he added. With these criticisms, Nin Novoa showed himself to be in agreement with Argentine President Mauricio Macri, who had called for the immediate release of political prisoners in Venezuela.