President (E) Juan Guaidó, during a press conference at the Anfiteatro del Hatillo in Caracas, announced that in the coming days important actions will be taken to advance the restoration of democracy in Venezuela.
The president announced that he would appoint an Ad Hoc Board of Directors for Conatel, as well as designate ambassadors in Bolivia, El Salvador and Uruguay. Likewise, he emphasized the need to advance in internal pressure, with street actions led by each deputy in their regions.
Guaidó recalled that the new Parliament’s Board of Directors, made up of Guaidó, Juan Pablo Guanipa, Carlos Berrizbeitia, Ángelo Palmieri and José Luis Cartaya, was voted in not only by 100 democratically elected deputies but by millions of Venezuelans who have supported the National Assembly.
He also reaffirmed that journalists and members of the press were assaulted and beaten for exercising their profession. Likewise, he acknowledged the diplomatic corps accredited in Venezuela, such as the case of the United Kingdom “who was not let him in and saw live the struggle of the Venezuelans.”
“Today when he swore he spoke of those who have no voice. Today we are here representing the people of Venezuela, those who do not have a voice, the political prisoners, the Zulians who have no light (electricity), the Merideños who have no gasoline, the Orientals who queue for food. We are here for the teachers, for Venezuela and to defend the rights of the Venezuelans,” the president recalled.
Guaidó also called on General Padrino López to explain to the country why the Federal Legislative Palace is militarized.
“It is the Venezuelans who decide who enters our Federal Legislative Palace,” he said.
The President of the NA stressed that Nicolás Maduro’s dictatorship “has no scruples, no word, no respect for the diplomatic corps, no respect for countries.” He also asked to accompany the deputies who are being harassed and bullied by the regime.