The struggle continues and will intensify in the coming days. This was made clear by the President (e) of Venezuela, Juan Guaidó, during a meeting with national and international media, to whom he also said that there are some strategies to be executed, such as the Popular Consultation, within the Unitary Pact and the political route to achieve change in Venezuela and put an end to the crisis.
“Today more than ever Venezuela demands concrete solutions and alternatives. The Popular Consultation that we propose is a means of expression, of pressure on the dictatorship, of agitation. We cannot see it as an end in itself. The Popular Consultation will be held in person, but respecting the measures of prevention against the virus”.
Although the questions are not yet defined, Guaidó said that the topics to be discussed revolve around the tragedy that Venezuelans are living and their immediate attention, the dismissal of the dictatorship, and free, fair and verifiable elections. He also said that it will always be ‘productive’ to exercise the rights of the citizens, to consult them.
He clarified that the Consultation “is not about a D-Day,” but a strategy that adds to others and whose objective is the fight for conditions that allow the celebration of free, fair and verifiable presidential and parliamentary elections. Regarding the financing, he commented that it will be sought as it was with the one on July 16th, 2017.
“The Government in charge and the Parliament today are instruments of struggle and we are not going to hand them over to Maduro. The Unitary Pact implies work and the understanding that we are all necessary as well as determination in the struggle.”
In the press conference, the President in charge of Venezuela, once again sent a message to the “dictatorship’s entourage” with the purpose that they side with the Constitution and contribute to the transition towards democracy.
“Maduro is lying to them by telling them to resist. There is no possibility of lifting sanctions while Maduro is there. Politically, diplomatically and economically he is defeated”.
Likewise, he said that those who are thinking of ‘cohabitation’ with Maduro, are condemning Venezuela, because the ‘problem’ of the country is precisely him.
Regarding the extension of the period of the current National Assembly, Guaidó referred that in the event that the dictatorship doesn’t adjourn the fraud of 6D, “the period of the Parliament must be extended until the presidential and parliamentary elections are free, fair and verifiable”; a situation supported by the international allies.
He indicated that the flag of struggle is to achieve the five minimum electoral conditions that allow for those free, fair and verifiable elections, and that imply the designation of the NEC by the Parliament, the right to elect and be elected, the electoral calendar, the return of political parties and international observation.
Finally, the Interim President said that the support to the Unitary Pact presented last Monday, September 7th, is “solid and constant”.