The Parliamentary Fraction of Voluntad Popular Party denounces before the national and international public opinion that this January 15th, paramilitary bands supporters of Nicolás Maduro’s regime and Diosdado Cabello attacked with stones, clubs and firearms a caravan of vehicles where the President of the National Assembly and President in charge of the Republic Juan Guaidó was they supposed he was riding, with the acquiescence of military personnel belonging to the Armed Forces, who rather protect the parliamentarians being attacked, withdrew and stood by as accomplices of this attack.
Fortunately, President Guaidó was traveling in another vehicle, which thwarted the assassination attempt. However, deputies who did travel in the caravan were in danger of being killed by the treacherous assault on the vehicles transporting them.
We the deputies of Voluntad Popular want to raise our voice of rejection, indignation and denunciation at a national and global level for this violent short cut that the usurper regime has taken, which, lacking popular support and disregarding all legality, is resorting to open and shameless violence to try to break the democratic strength demonstrated by the Venezuelan democratic opposition, in whose vanguard there is a majority of deputies who have ratified Juan Guaidó as President of the Assembly.
Nicolás Maduro’s regime and its complicit institutions no longer have any space left for constitutional legality to defend their stance and, in the face of international isolation and the immense rejection of the Venezuelan people, they want to implant in Venezuela a scheme of terrorist domination through the action of paramilitary bands who, in broad daylight and with the support the armed forces. All this verified and registered by the national and international media. They want to give the final blow against the democratic system to impose in Venezuela a dictatorial dominion under the protection of an Armed Force that has become the praetorian guard of the usurpers.
Venezuelans and democrats throughout the world should know that Voluntad Popular, like the other democratic parties that are united in Parliament, will never be subjected to the ignominy of cowardly and resigned passivity. We continue to move forward with strength and faith because we are on the right side of history.