The Venezuelan ambassador to Spain, Antonio Ecarri Bolívar, spoke on Thursday after the European Parliament endorsed by 391 votes the resolution that urges the Council and the member states to recognize the constitutional continuity of the legitimate National Assembly elected in 2015, as “Last time that Venezuelans were able to express themselves freely in an electoral process.”
After the approval of the resolution, Ecarri assured that “this recognition by the European Parliament is a triumph for democracy and freedom in Venezuela. The majority decision of the body that represents the sovereignty of the inhabitants of Europe has expressed solidarity with the National Assembly and the legitimate Government that Juan Guaidó represents.”
The representative of the Legitimate Government of Venezuela in Spain supported the European Parliament’s view that “the only way out of the multidimensional crisis that Venezuela is going through is a political, peaceful and democratic path, with credible, inclusive, free, fair and transparent presidential, parliamentary, regional and local elections.”
Likewise, Ecarri stressed that the MEPs also requested the unconditional and immediate release of the more than 350 political prisoners and reiterated the obligation to fully guarantee the respect and protection of human rights in Venezuela.
“The European Parliament has ratified what has been a constant of parliamentary representation in Europe, which is none other than maintaining its recognition of the National Assembly elected in 2015 and repudiating Maduro’s usurping regime and its electoral farce of December 6th,” he pointed out.
In addition, the Venezuelan diplomat stressed that this resolution joins the recent statements by the President of the Government of Spain, Pedro Sánchez, that such elections were neither fair nor free, as well as the statements by Antony Blinken, appointed to lead United States’ diplomacy and who has rejected this electoral farce and ratified the continuity of the recognition of the legitimate National Assembly and President Juan Guaidó.