The Legitimate Government of the Bolivarian Republic of Venezuela recognizes and appreciates the decision made by the European Parliament in support of our country with an overwhelming majority of 487 votes in favor and only 119 against, in which we highlight the following points:
1. Europe continues to show its rejection of the electoral farce that the dictatorship intends to carry out; they reject the electoral authorities appointed by the judicial arm of the dictatorship are, reject the usurpation of political parties carried out by the new members of Operation Alacrán and reiterate their support to the National Assembly and President (I) Juan Guaidó as legitimate authorities of the Republic.
2. Call to maintain the policy of sanctions and continue to expand it against the dictatorship in the country, including the specification of adding the relatives of those punished regarding restrictions, freezing of visas and property.
3. It highlights the support given to our complaint about the “blood gold” that the dictatorship exports to the world to try to survive, causing an ecocide and the violation of human rights of the towns that inhabit the surroundings of the so-called Mining Arch. By prohibiting their purchase and transit through the European continent, the EU cuts one of the dictatorship’s way of illicit financing.
4. Likewise, the European Parliament confirmed its support for the investigation led by the International Criminal Court for crimes against humanity committed by the usurper regime and acknowledged the reported graves reflected in the new Report of the Commission on Human Rights of the UN, headed by Michelle Bachelet.
This breakthrough is a step that has only been possible due to the pressure we have tirelessly put together to demonstrate the importance of the Venezuelan democratic cause to the world. The international community continues to show support for our country, so from the Legitimate Government we will continue to exert the necessary pressure on all boards to achieve a National Emergency Government that addresses the acute humanitarian and political crisis and provides solutions to a country that every day it urgently needs.