The Interim Government of Venezuela welcomes the ministerial declaration of the meeting of the International Contact Group published today which supports the work and report of the UN verification mission on the crimes against humanity against our people, confirming that they will not validate the parliamentary fraud called by the Maduro regime, while they have demanded free presidential and parliamentary elections as a solution to the crisis.
The strategy of the dictatorial regime perpetuating crimes against humanity has failed again: it will not have legitimacy or cause the division of the international community.
We emphasize the full coincidence that exists between the electoral conditions required by the International Contact Group and those approved by the National Assembly:
Respect for the decisions of the legitimate Legislative Power.
The return of control over political parties to their legitimate authorities.
The liberation of all political and military prisoners.
The reestablishment of political rights through the cessation of disqualifications.
An independent NEC appointed through the processes established in the Constitution.
The updating of the electoral registry together with the corresponding technical guarantees and audits to guarantee the integrity of the process.
International observation according to international standards.
To accept less than that would be to collaborate with the plans of those who have done so much harm to our people.
From the Legitimate Government we reiterate our support to the Unitary Pact and our joint work with our allies inside and outside the country in order to achieve justice for the victims of the dictatorship as well as the realization of real presidential and parliamentary elections under a National Emergency Government.