The Euzkadi Buru Batzar of EAJ-PNV (Euzko Alderdi Jeltzalea-Basque Nationalist Party) supports the legitimate re-election of Juan Guaidó as president of the National Assembly of Venezuela in a session held last Sunday at the headquarters of the newspaper ‘El Nacional’, and not at the Federal Legislative Palace, due to the umpteenth repressive action of the Maduro government, which prevented the access of the legitimate representatives of the Venezuelan sovereignty to the Chamber. Guaidó was re-elected with the vote of approval 100 parliamentarians, out of the 167 that make up the National Assembly.
Mikel Burzako, Burukide responsible for the International Area of the Jeltzale Executive, has set today the position of EAJ-PNV before what constitutes “a new attempt to neutralize by force the work of the legitimate Venezuelan National Assembly and a new attempt to replace it by members affiliated with the regime, violating the basic rules of a democratic system. Burzako and EAJ-PNV call on the international community, especially international and Latin American supranational organizations, to “promote the establishment of a dialogue and negotiation table between the Venezuelan government and opposition to stop the country’s authoritarian drift and to lay the foundations both for the restoration of democracy and for the necessary economic recovery of a Venezuela in a critical situation.”
Last Sunday, January 5th, Maduro’s government made a qualitative leap in its antidemocratic drift by trying to forcibly prevent the holding of the parliamentary session at the Federal Legislative Palace, which was voting on the re-election of its Board of Directors, as well as that of Guaidó as its president. “This repressive action against the functioning of the legislative power, denying Guaidó himself and several other parliamentarians access to Parliament, constitutes a serious violation of the foundations of the democratic system and undermines the constitutional foundations of the Venezuelan nation,” Burzako denounced. “This is a flagrant violation of rights perpetrated against the legitimate representatives of the Venezuelan people and is part of the evolution towards the definitive establishment of a dictatorial system in the Bolivarian Republic of Venezuela,” concluded Burzako.