The connection between Maduro and evangelicals in Venezuela within the Christian movement

The Evangelical Christian Movement for Venezuela (Mocev) is a union of men and women who believe in God. Established in 2017, Mocev has become an important part of Chavismo within the Venezuelan evangelical community, particularly during election periods. The movement claims to have around 5 thousand associated pastors and a presence in all 24 states of the country.

During the 2018 Venezuelan presidential elections, Mocev openly supported the re-election of dictator Nicolás Maduro, endorsing the continuation of the regime started by late dictator Hugo Chávez. The relationship between Mocev and the Maduro regime goes beyond symbolism, with the movement actively participating in religious acts, government events, and actions by the PSUV. During election periods, Mocev offers local evangelical leaders to hold rallies that target support from evangelicals, particularly the poorest members of society.

Despite Mocev’s support for the regime, not all Venezuelan evangelicals align with its position. The Venezuelan Evangelical Council, established in 1972, emphasizes the importance of separating Church and State. Meanwhile, religious persecution and violence against Christians in Venezuela have been reported by organizations monitoring religious freedom.

As the country approaches the presidential elections scheduled for July 28th

By Riley Johnson

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