Regarding the events that have taken place in recent days in the city of Caracas about the arbitrariness and coup d’état of the parliament, the Primero Justicia party openly recognized the gallantry and courage of the citizens who courageously supported the deputies on January 7th in the vicinity of the National Assembly, and recalled that it is with this union that they will come out of the crisis that the country is experiencing with the political change that they will achieve with all Venezuelans.
Amelia Belisario, a deputy in the National Assembly, emphasized that “we are convinced that together we can move forward, deputies and their representatives, with the citizens. That is why today Primero Justicia wants to recognize the brave citizens who supported their deputies on January 7th in the vicinity of the National Assembly, not only did they accompany us to enter the palace but also remained there until our historic departure.
She noted that “unfortunately those who decided to disrespect the citizens thought they could get away with it, but they did not have the courage of the people who mobilized around the NA on the 7th and supported the entry of the deputies and together we opened the doors of freedom, democracy and hope, as opposed to some traitors that the regime was able to buy and who decided to support the violent regime, kicked all kinds of legality within the NA, and opened the spaces to try to assault the parliament.
The parliamentarian recalled that this is the main demonstration of union in the country and that it is the union that the whole world wants to see, that of all Venezuelans united to achieve freedom and democracy.
Belisario also referred to the salary increase announced a few hours ago and assured that “for Primero Justicia it is simply the increase of misery and poverty. While the regime continues to buy some consciences, Venezuelans continue to die of hunger and suffer from an unbearable economic, political and social crisis that unfortunately will not have an answer if there is no political change in Venezuela.”
He also said that the regime is mocking Venezuelans by decreeing this salary increase to 450,000 Bs., which is not enough at all, since according to the latest figures from Cendas, to feed a family of five, more than 5,500,000 Bs. are needed, that is, 12 citizens earning the minimum wage in a family to feed only five members, “that is the figure that the regime does not tell Venezuelans and that is what we from Primero Justicia denounce today.”
She ended by supporting the proposal made by National Assembly’s deputy Tomás Guanipa to dollarize the salary, arguing that if the products that Venezuelans acquire are bought in foreign currency, the salary should also be represented in foreign currency and with this, the dignity and purchasing power of the citizens could be rescued.