As stipulated by the Venezuelan Constitution and Article 7 of the Organic Law of the Electoral Power, the only body in charge of electing the five rectors of the National Electoral Council corresponds to the legitimate National Assembly, recognized by the international community and led by its President Juan Guaidó, which continues to move forward on the path that will lead to free and fair presidential elections through the formation of a new Electoral Power based on principles of impartiality, reliability, and equality.
Venezuelans are demanding electoral guarantees for participation in the upcoming free presidential elections and an emphasis on the right to vote. For that reason, the legislative chamber together with the citizens reiterates that there will be no electoral farces, as occurred in 2017 with the Constituent Assembly, or the fraudulent presidential elections of 2018. Consequently we will not participate in an electoral process with Nicolas Maduro’s dictatorship, which surely will not comply with the electoral guarantees of transparency, democracy and free participation.
The head of state, Juan Guaidó, reiterated that the only condition for a presidential election process is that the dictator is not in office and that the usurpation ceases, with the conditions established by law and the formation of an elected CNE, “by the only power that can designate a national public power, which is the Parliament, which I lead, of which we have two thirds with due respect to the provisions of the Constitution.”
Therefore, the Electoral Nominations Committee ratifies that it is the competence of this National Assembly to appoint the new rectors. To do so outside this parliamentary space means the deepening of the crisis and to fend off a way out for the suffering of all Venezuelans.
From the legitimate National Assembly, we insist on ratifying the commitment to the people of Venezuela and our refusal to lend ourselves to any action that obstructs the real power of each fellow citizen, inside and outside the country to decide freely.
For this reason, in the framework of the call made by the President in charge, Juan Guaidó, to unify the struggle in the National Conflict Resolution Act, to demand free presidential elections and to reactivate the street protests this Tuesday March 10th, a march will be held with all sectors, unions, social organizations and trade unions of Venezuela to the Federal Legislative Palace, where deputies of the National Assembly will accompany the citizens to demand the restitution of their fundamental human rights and the holding of free elections to overcome this chaos caused by the dictatorship.