Venezuelan opposition leaves dialogue process pending government action

Venezuela's opposition coalition Democratic Unity Roundtable (MUD) released a statement on 30 November 2016 announcing the MUD has left the dialogue process and will only return to the negotiation table once the government follows through with commitments made during previous talks. The MUD's statement also asserted that holding elections is the only solution that will allow Venezuela to resolve its current crisis (Efecto Cocuyo). MUD Executive Secretary Jesús Torrealba stated that if the government does not show clear signs of advancement in its commitments, the MUD will reevaluate its participation in the dialogue process (Tal Cual). The next round of talks is scheduled for 6 December.