“Today begins the first round of negotiation with the accompaniment of the international community, where our objective is to reach an agreement that solves the conflict through a free and fair presidential and parliamentary elections, with guarantees, as expressed in the agenda signed by the dictatorship and our Delegation,” this is how the President of Venezuela and the legitimate national Parliament, Juan Guaidó, began the message he addressed to Venezuelans through the official channels of the interim government and its social network accounts.
Within hours of starting the first round of negotiations in Mexico, the President in Charge of the country once again asked Venezuelans not to give up in the fight and to exercise the majority in the streets.
“We all know that today there are no conditions for a free and fair electoral process in Venezuela, that is why we are in Mexico.We are fighting to achieve those conditions and that is the call, to fight. We are not passive spectators of a process, we must and we will take action to save Venezuela. In Mexico with the international community and in Venezuela in our streets.”
He also said that a fundamental part of the proposed objectives is the recovery of the vote as an instrument to achieve that change that is urgent in the country. He recalled that change and the solution go through “being able to elect a new President, because there is the solution to the conflict in Venezuela: free presidential and parliamentary elections.”
“The conditions come within the framework of a comprehensive agreement, a National Salvation Agreement, we continue and we will continue in the streets until we achieve it. Unlike Maduro, the dictator, who cannot leave four walls to face our people.”
About November 21st
Regarding the decision of various political parties to participate in the event on November 21st, the President in Charge of Venezuela stated that it “was the product of an arduous process” and for the same purpose: to achieve freedom from other spaces.
“I know that for these parties that have decided to participate on November 21st, the decision was the product of an arduous process that continues today, and the country today demands to be united to fight on another front of this struggle, but to work for the same purpose and expand spaces for people’s participation, as well as the decision of those parties that decided not to attend, because there are no conditions to really elect. They are all part of the Unitary Platform, of the Unity.”
He indicated that he has always been a “promoter of conversations and unitary agreements between the democratic forces in order to reach a solution for Venezuela.” He also said that “Unity is a cry of Venezuelans,” and it is the best way to confront the dictatorship.
“I know that today it seems that all the efforts undertaken are not enough to achieve the change for which we have fought, but each one of those struggles has been and will be worth it. I assure you that throughout Venezuela there are thousands of Venezuelan fighters who will not give up and they will not. For them, and also for you, for your family, for our family, for the future of our country, we have to accompany them and activate more and more spaces for struggle. We are united to fight for a National Salvation Agreement.”