The deputy for Lara State, Luis Florido, assured that it is the interest of the legitimate National Assembly to continue working and fighting not only to ensure that free, fair and verifiable elections are held, but also for the reconciliation of all Venezuelans, because only through voting will democracy be recovered in Venezuela.
This was stated by the Lara representative, president of the Administration and Services Commission of the legitimate National Assembly, in the ordinary session of the Delegate Commission, held this Thursday, January 21st, during the debate on the defense of Parliament and Democracy within the framework of international recognition of this legitimate parliament and President (e) Juan Guaido
“It is not an act of courage by the deputies, but of a republican spirit in defense of the values and principles that founded this Republic. We are heirs to that legacy, they can threaten us, imprison us, persecute us whenever they want, torture us. They have already done it, or are not those 6 million people who have walked out (émigrés, refugees), it is not a form of torture, what are we going to say to those families that left, that we are going to quit fighting? We are going to continue here for Venezuela, for its freedom and democracy.”
He recognized that the legislative period 2016-2021 ended, however, he clarified that the public powers do not cease in their functions, and the deputies do not either, until they are replaced through free, fair and verifiable elections, which in Venezuela have not been held. Therefore, he justified that in the meantime that parliament will continue fighting and working until these legal commissions are carried out.
He reiterated that they will continue to fight and work for the freedom of Venezuela even when there are some people who do not understand, who think that it is necessary to seek to normalize the country. “We are the first interested in the country reaching normality and for this we need for differences to be settled as all civilized countries do, through voting,” insisted Florido.
He assured that today no one would vote for Nicolás Maduro, that the problem of Venezuela begins and ends with more democracy, and that is the struggle of the deputies. “Our objective is not only for free and fair and verifiable elections, but also for the reconciliation of Venezuelans, without revenge, and all of that goes through electing a president of the Republic and only through the vote will we recover democracy.”
He thanked the European Parliament, the new President of the United States Joe Biden for recognizing the Legitimate National Assembly and President (e) Juan Guaido. He also gave infinite thanks to the Secretary General of the Organization of American States, Luis Almagro, and the Lima Group who recognize and continue to support the Venezuelan people in this struggle.