Union of South American Nations (UNASUR) Declaration about the Referendum for the Amendment to the National Constitution of the Bolivarian Republic of Venezuela
The Union of South American Nations (UNASUR) expresses its deep satisfaction for the widespread citizen participation in the referendum to approve an amendment to the National Constitution of the Bolivarian Republic of Venezuela, which took place on February 15th, 2009, that demonstrated the maturity and deep democratic spirit of the government and people of Venezuela who have submitted fundamental issues of national interest to popular consultation.
UNASUR congratulates the people and government of the Bolivarian Republic of Venezuela for the development of the referendum, as well as for the respect to the people’s will expressed by a majority through direct, secret and universal suffrage.
Santiago, February 25, 2009
UNASUR, Embassy of the Bolivarian Republic of Venezuela Press Office / March 2, 2009