The prestigious newspaper and main political source in the Canadian capital, The Hill Times, interviewed Ambassador Orlando Viera Blanco. In the interview, the Venezuelan diplomat pointed out that “a made up election, fraudulent and artificial cannot generate a legitimate National Assembly (AN) and give it the character of a republican power.”
In an article that does not contemplate the position of the Government of Canada, were noted various opinions of important representatives of Canadian national life , including parliamentarians, academics and foreign policy experts.
The ambassador reiterated the “need to understand that from fraud we cannot jump to anything as it is an illegitimate and made-up assembly, nor could we understand that it would deserve international recognition. From there, the continuity of the Interim Government chaired by Juan Guaidó, who in turn presides over the National Assembly legitimately elected in 2015, must be supported. It deserves the support of the international community, for constitutional, institutional and republican reasons, as in effect it received such approval in the binding Popular Consultation held in Venezuela and the world.”
Finally, Viera Blanco called attention to the importance of the continuity of the National Assembly, and the Interim Government, to fulfill the popular mandate and the desire of the world to restore democracy and freedom in Venezuela.
“In the popular consultation, the Venezuelan people asked the nations of the world to intervene to save a defenseless people, and demanded that President Guaidó manage what is necessary for legitimate, transparent, fair and credible elections to take place in our country.” he said.