The deputy to the National Assembly, Luis Barragán, highlighted the importance of holding the corresponding elections in each university, despite the attempts of the regime to militarize the country’s educational venues.
During the ordinary session of the National Assembly, held this Tuesday in Cumbres de Curumo, Barragán reiterated the proposal of internal elections in the universities.
“The approved minutes of the previous session document very well the unusual acts of violence that are hurled against the parliament, as has happened with the autonomous public universities, superior education and the citizens who are victims of the dictatorship. For this reason, it is necessary that the free and constitutional elections can be held in our universities in the very short term with the development of the Statute for the Transition,” he said.
“We warned very early on what would happen within the National Assembly and in public opinion. The student and professorial leadership cannot be satisfied with the compliance of unconstitutional and illegal deadlines ordered by the usurpation, by just diligently postponing them, but must decisively face the challenge of the dictatorship here and now, articulating efforts so that the cessation of the usurpation has its origin in the active classroom,” added the parliamentarian.
In this sense, Barragán said “today more than ever, we must prevent the militarization of what is left of the Venezuelan university.”
Finally, the Venezuelan legislator insisted on the need to free the universities and guide them towards a free, open and competitive society in the face of the pretension of subjugating them and liquidating them under the socialist dictatorship, reduced to a maquila of knowledge.