Move forward, claim the struggle and not sit idly at home, was the request that the President of Venezuela and the legitimate National Assembly, Juan Guiadó, made to the representatives of the country’s social sectors with whom he met face-to-face and online this April 19th in the morning.
“The call at this time is once again to move forward. The fight for independence, freedom, and democracy lives in each one of you. The call is to move forward, to vindicate ourselves. We cannot sit idly by, we cannot stay at home, we have to demand free and fair elections to end this tragedy.”
At the great national meeting were present students, teachers, nurses, trade unionists, among others of the 24 states of the country.
Guaidó also asked the representatives of the social sectors to form sectoral assemblies, which are and will be fundamental to join forces in the fight in the demand for free, fair and verifiable presidential and parliamentary elections. And to replicate the message, I thus turn on the censorship imposed by the regime.
“Today we have a majority that has resisted in a heroic way as also does the healthcare sector, the students, in short, all Venezuelans. The only alternative we have today is to generate pressure spaces for the solution to this conflict. To progress you have to get rid of the dictatorship. We cannot lower our guard at any time, nor (bow) our heads in our demands.”
Unity and pressure
To be united, mobilized and exert pressure in all areas is central axis of the fight to save the nation, said the interim President of Venezuela.
“We have to press, we have the support, we continue to call the world to continue the fight, we continue to add allies. At this moment in the history of Venezuela we must move forward.”
He said that if the dictatorship intends to carry out another process such as those of 2018 and 2020 (in reference to electoral fraud), “they are not going to achieve anything, you know how they ended, nobody believed them, they lost all support.”
He insisted on reminding Venezuelans that there is still a majority and that “it must be exercised” as happened last Saturday, April 17th, in the city of Caracas when the healthcare sector together with civil society mobilized to demand vaccines for all.
“Today we tell the people of Venezuela that we are the majority and that we must exercise that majority. The clear and diaphanous demand for the vaccine passed over the dictator.”
Finally, Guaidó stressed that “the only possible vaccine to save Venezuela is democracy.”