Venezuela forgave dozens of opposition leaders before the election. Juan Guedo News

Venezuela Said on Monday it was forgiven over 50 against Politicians, Which included 20 MLAs who were accused of conspiring against President Nicolas Maduro, as he was the head of the parliamentary constituency ElectionScheduled for December.

The effort indicates that the ruling Socialist Party is seeking to increase participation in the upcoming vote, which is scheduled for December against I vowed to boycott on the grounds that it was rigged.

Those pardoned through a presidential decree include legislator Freddie Guevara, who sought refuge in the Chilean diplomatic residence, as well as Roberto Mareiro, who served as chief of staff against Leader and Congress chief Juan Guedo.

“We hope that these measures taken by the Bolivian government help maintain the democratic focus of all these political actors,” Information Minister George Rodriguez said at a press conference.

Many of the people mentioned participated in a failed 2019 revolt, which tried to convince members of the military to give up their support for Maduro, but ultimately failed to oust the top commanders.

Some of those people have been jailed, while others have sought diplomatic asylum or are in exile.

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against Leaders say that Maduro’s 2018 againElection Was fraudulent, and has recognized Guido as the legitimate president. More than 50 other countries followed suit, including the United States.

“Maduro is not the president and I am not a criminal,” wrote lawmaker Americo de Grazia, noted in the decree. “If you want to contribute to peace, give Venezuela A pardon from his usurpation of power. ”

The measure made no mention of Leopoldo Lopez againstThe most high-profile leader is Jail, who was jailed in 2014 for major protests against Maduro and is now living in a Spanish diplomatic residence.

Nor does it mention the military officers who were accused of plotting to overthrow Maduro.

Rights groups have drawn harsh criticism VenezuelaGovernment for arbitrary adverse circumstances, often with little or no evidence and on allegations of violations of legislators’ basic due process and parliamentary immunity.

Maduro’s government has released small groups of jails in the past against Leaders, but those releases have generally been followed by more such arrests.

The government denies keeping political prisoners, saying such allegations are part of US-backed efforts to tarnish her image.

Reuters news agency