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Venezuela and opposition reach deal on electoral conditions. They plan to sign Tuesday in Barbados
Venezuela’s government and opposition have reached an agreement on new electoral conditions that once signed Tuesday in Barbados will trigger relief from the U.S. government on energy sanctions it imposed on President Nicolás Maduro’s government
NEW YORK (AP) — Venezuela's government and opposition have reached an agreement on new electoral conditions that once signed Tuesday will trigger relief from U.S. energy sanctions on President Nicolás Maduro's administration, according to a person familiar with the outline of deal.
Venezuela’s government agreed to open up the electoral process, including allowing European Union observers and creating a process for lifting bans that have blocked his top opponents from running for president, to level what is widely seen as an unfair playing field, the person said Monday.
If Maduro doesn’t live up to his end of the bargain, the sanctions will be imposed again, according to the person, who insisted on not being quoted by name as a condition to discuss the agreement before it was signed.
Venezuela's government and opposition were scheduled to resume their Norway-mediated dialogue in Barbados on Tuesday, the Norwegian Embassy in Mexico said. But it appeared an agreement was already within reach because a signing ceremony was scheduled for Tuesday afternoon.