A group of Venezuelans, academics, jurists, intellectuals, diplomats, and politicians express their support for the leadership of a “unity with a functional, ethical and efficient sense”. Venezuelans want to vote, but without fraud, swindles and artifices.
Thus reads the manifesto that a group of illustrious Venezuelans signed in support of the route proposed by President Juan Guaidó to achieve free, transparent and democratic elections and that the international community supports.
“In moments of immense confusion it is appropriate to be aware that breaking political and citizen unity, appealing to participate in a rigged election, does not make sense, and the regime is the one it favors,” the document highlights.
“Recently, different personalities from international organisms have manifested that in Venezuela there are no conditions to carry out elections that are halfway credible and that facilitate a peaceful transition”.
President Guaidó and the democratic forces have been clear in their proposal to form a National Emergency Government with all the political sectors of Venezuela, as the only mechanism that would allow us to prioritize humanitarian and social problems, and then hold free, fair and transparent presidential elections to restore our constitutional order and regain freedom, thus contributing to security and stability in the hemisphere.
The manifesto is signed by magistrates, university professors, intellectuals, ambassadors, diplomats, judges, and prominent members of national life.
“The manifesto states, “There are great moments coming up that require us to organize ourselves solidly and monolithically around the same duly agreed upon strategy.”
The full document follows:
Venezuela wants to vote without fraud
It wants to do it in a fair, transparent, impartial, honest, free manner and under internationally observation according to the best standards. The Venezuela that rejects the current regime in a clear majority, wishes a political change in a civic and civilzed manner, without violence, without swindles or artifices.
Venezuela wants to get rid of decades of plundering the republic, discrimination, violence, famine and chaos, at the lowest possible political, social, economic, humanitarian and cultural cost.
That would be viable through the vote. But if the exercise of the vote is hijacked by a poisoned, manipulated electoral system, tailored by the dictatorship and the permanence of evil alliances, we Venezuelans cannot validate this fixed process vitiated by predictable arrangements and compromises. We Venezuelans want to vote, but without being taken for a ride. Venezuelans want to vote but in a process where each ballot is a vote, each Venezuelan a will.
Venezuela is entering a historical crossroads where unity must not be lyrical, illusory or utilitarian, but immensely civic in nature, because it is sensible, noble and loyal. A civilized unity capable of riding the destiny of freedom by knowing how to distinguish the good from the bad roads.
High points are approaching that require us to organize ourselves solidly and monolithically around the same duly agreed strategy.
We Venezuelans can free ourselves from the yoke that has been imposed on us. We will do it if we row in the same direction and with one voice.
|Alejandro Oropeza||José Vicente Carrasquero|
|Adolfo Salgueiro||Orlando Viera Blanco|
|Román Duque Corredor||Jonathan A. García Nieves|
|Freddy Malpica||Antonio Ecarri Bolívar|
|Neuro Villalobos||Ramsis Ghazzaoui|
|Carlos J. Sarmiento Sosa||Lorenzo Lara Carrero|
|José Armando Sosa||José Armando Sosa|
|Andres Guerrero||Germán Alberto Briceño Colmenares|
|Juan Carlos Regardiz Salas||Rafael Inciarte Bracho|
|José Armando Sosa O.||Pedro Adolfo Morales Vera|
|Edgardo Urbano||Marlene Robles|
|Carlos Romero Mendoza||José A. Uzcategui B.|
|Concepción Mulinos||Germán E. Uzcategui B.|
|Juan Francisco García Escalona||Vito Vinceslao Benaventa|
|Diana Merchán Perez-Perazzo||Melissa Ramírez|
|Luis Manuel Marcano Salazar||Clara Inés Valecillos|
|Mario Torres||Luis Alejandro Aguilar|
|César Alejandro Pérez Vivas||Jesús Alberto Berro Velásquez|
|Enrique Colmenares Finol||Luis Granados|
|Walter Márquez||Fernando Fernández|
|Guido E. Urdaneta||Adolfo Millán Hernández|
|Lourdes Vallenilla||Lourdes Iturralde|
|Maria Anna Amerio||Humberto J. Angrisano S.|
|Zuleima Del Valle González||Allan B. Brewer-Carías|
|Alvaro José Sandía Briceño||Jorge Otaiza Mejías|
|Rafael Huizi Clavier||Jesús Eduardo Troconis|
|Alberto Troconis G.||César Augusto Briceño-Rosales|
|María Luisa Alonso||Sebastían De La Nuez|
|Alejandro Arratia Guillermo||Sadio Garavini Di Turno|
|Fernando Gerbasi||Luis Enrique Simónpietri|
|Rodrigo Rivera||Franklin Hoet|
|Pedro Sarmiento Sosa||Rafael Antonio Ortega Matos|
|Andrés Tremante||Frank Kenyeri|
|Freddy Alvarez Yánez||Hector Faundez|
|Marisol Aguilera||Luis Aulestia|