Venezuelan opposition skips dialogue session with government

Jesús "Chúo" Torrealba, Executive Secretary of Venezuela's opposition coalition Democratic Unity Roundtable (MUD), announced on 6 December 2016 the MUD will not attend the dialogue session with the Government planned for 6 December. According to Torrealba, the MUD's participation in the dialogue is contingent on the Government's fulfillment of agreements made in previous dialogue sessions (Panorama). The opposition will remain in contact only with dialogue facilitators from the Vatican and from the Unión de Naciones Suramericanas (Unasur) while waiting for a response from the Government. Torrealba added that once the Government follows through with its commitments, the opposition will return to the negotiation table (El Nacional).