The deputy to the National Assembly, Alfonso Marquina spoke this Monday with Marianna Goméz of CCN Radio about the importance of the Popular Consultation convened by the National Assembly and President (e) Juan Guaidó.
“We are in the presence of a regime that violates human rights and that has systematically violated the constitutional order, concentrating public powers on a single person and that uses violence and repression to silence the people of Venezuela,” said Marquina during his radio interview.
The deputy affirmed in this exclusive interview for the National Communication Center (CCN) that in recent years the dictatorship has been mounting increasingly blatant electoral frauds, and in parallel, represses the protests to subdue Venezuelans and their demands for a better standard of living.
“The Popular Consultation is a way for the Venezuelan to express their dissatisfaction with the situation the country is experiencing in terms of the economy, basic services, malnutrition and the drop in national production,” he said.
For this reason he highlighted that the consultation questions seek to guarantee the organization of free, transparent and verifiable presidential and parliamentary elections.
“That not only the conditions are guaranteed, but also respect for the will, that what comes out of this is complied with by all powers and that the people decide the future of Venezuela,” he added.
“It is a call to the international community to denounce the systematic violation of human rights, state terrorism and the request to ‘not leave Venezuela alone’ under a regime that assassinates or imprisons any Venezuelan who dares to raise his voice in against the dictatorship,” he said.
“It is a call for the international community to fulfill its democratic duty when a country undergoes what Venezuela is experiencing today,” he declared.
ACTIONS AGAINST THE DICTATORSHIP
The legislator for Primero Justicia explained that it is necessary that the will of Venezuelans be reflected in votes for the execution of new actions.
“This consultation gives legitimacy, not only to the actions that in the internal order we will continue to carry out from the National Assembly and the Interim Government, but also to raise our voice before a world that asks why if we have a regime like Maduro’s, why Venezuelans do not protest,” he said.
“The consultation on December 12th will tell the world that we want to get rid of Nicolás Maduro, so that we can once again build that Venezuela with a future that we all aspire to. The more Venezuelans participate, the more forceful will be the message of help that we are requesting from the whole world,” he said.
The deputy acknowledged that Venezuelans are afraid of the repression of the dictatorship, which is why he highlighted the virtual participation mechanism.
“The information will be encrypted, the databases will not be in Venezuela, therefore the security of Venezuelans will be protected by the international community,” he ended.