The Inter-American Court of human rights (CorteIDH) condemned the Venezuelan Government for violating the right of opposition leader Leopoldo Lopez to be elected. Leaves in suspense the disqualification sanctions Lopez. You can aspire to the Venezuelan Presidency in elections in October 2012. The Inter-American Court of human rights (CorteIDH) gave the Venezuelan State for violating the right of opposition leader Leopoldo Lopez to be chosen and ordered the Electoral National Council (CNE) enable their right to participate in electoral processes. In the present case, although Mr Lopez Mendoza has been able to exercise other political rights, is fully tested that it has deprived him of passive suffrage, i.e.
of the right to be elected, said the Court in the judgment published on its website, moments after notice to the parties. The judges decided that the State, through the competent bodies, particularly the National Electoral Council (CNE), must ensure that the disqualification sanctions do not constitute impediment to the postulation of Lopez Mendoza in the event that you want to register as a candidate in electoral processes. The decision to disqualify Lopez was taken by the Venezuelan Comptroller in August 2008 for two cases of alleged misuse of resources during his tenure as Mayor: one in 1996 in the State oil company PDVSA and another in the Mayor of Chacao in 2004. On 28 may, Lopez made clear his intentions to aspire to the Venezuelan Presidency in the elections of October 7, 2012 and unveiled its programme of Government, which he called the best Venezuela, despite being politically disabled. The CorteIDH also ordered Venezuela to leave without cto resolutions () issued by the General Comptroller of the Republic, through which the disqualification from the exercise of public functions of Mr Lopez Mendoza pleaded for a period of 3-6 years. Source of the news: the Inter-American Court rehabilitates Leopoldo Lopez, a tough electoral rival to Hugo Chavez