According to the President in Charge of the country, Juan Guaidó, the main objectives of the National Salvation Agreement that he presented last Tuesday, May 11th, is to recover democracy and save Venezuela.
This Wednesday at a press conference with national and international media held in the Plaza de Los Palos Grandes, he ratified that the proposal has the “express support” of the international community, including the U.S. of A., as well as the democratic forces of the country.
“We are ready to reach an agreement and save Venezuela, the obstacles are set by the dictatorship. It is up to us to exert enough pressure to achieve a National Salvation Agreement. An agreement that will result from exercising the majority that we are, and exerting the necessary pressure to achieve free and fair elections.”
The President of the legitimate National Assembly also recalled that this National Salvation Agreement must conclude with a schedule for the convocation of free and fair elections that includes presidential, parliamentary, regional and municipal elections with international observation and support; the massive entry of humanitarian aid and vaccines against COVID-19; democratic guarantees for all the actors of the democratic forces and Chavismo; with mechanisms for the reinstitutionalization of Venezuela; the release of all political prisoners; the return of exiles and transitional justice; the commitment of the international community to achieve the recovery of Venezuela; and the offer of incentives to the regime, including the progressive lifting of sanctions conditional on compliance with the fundamental objectives of the Agreement.
At the press conference, the President in charge was accompanied by several deputies of the legitimate National Assembly, among whom were Delsa Solórzano, Adriana Pichardo, Fredy Superlano, Biaggio Pirelli, Williams Dávila, Freddy Guevara; representatives of political parties such as Angelo Palmeri from Un Nuevo Tiempo; Gabriel Puerta Aponte of Bandera Roja; and activists of the political parties such as Encuentro Ciudadano, Convergencia, Voluntad Popular and Acción Democrática.
To finalize the fight
President Guaidó invited again to support the proposal for the National Salvation Agreement made to Venezuelans.
“I call on all sectors to finalize what we have fought for all these years. No one here is going to give up, we are not going to give up, we are not going to get used to the tragedy. The call is to strengthen internal mobilization.”
He pointed out that “no one trusts the dictatorship, but trust the majority and international support” to achieve the agreement. He also stressed the importance of performance guarantees.
The President of the Interim Government insisted that what is being sought is “to change the country, not to aspire (to any position)”, so he assured that “to get rid of any interest and any position, is to achieve an Agreement to save Venezuela.”
“I know what all have sacrificed (in reference to those who have led the opposition in the past). The dispersion helps the regime, but the union helps to confront the dictatorship.”