This Tuesday from the UCV, Members of the Venezuelan Students Confederation (Confev) publicly backed the Popular Consultation promoted by the National Assembly and that is endorsed by the democratic forces, unions and civil society.
Yeissel Pérez, president of the FCU-LUZ, said that in the next few days they will be in the streets to to advise on how pressure should be applied, within the framework of the Popular Consultation, and thus define the route for demands that will lead the country towards the democratic path.
“Every Venezuelan has the right to choose freely, that is why we understand that the Popular Consultation is a mechanism for the Venezuelan people to demonstrate,” said Perez in the company of other student representatives from public and private universities.
The president of the FCU-LUZ also suggested that several elements of the Consulta Popular should be ‘improved’. “Our representative spokespersons are formally delivering the document where the Organizing Committee is required to add a third question related to what the Venezuelan people want, but we must emphasize that we need an answer,” she said.
Terry Villanueva, president of the Student Center of the Universidad Alejandro Humboldt, expressed that the recent renewal of the Confev board of directors represents an example of the “democratic Venezuela that we want to build”.
In this sense, he specified that they have met with university students from all over the country to strengthen the student movement and to carry out street actions with ‘clear objectives’.
“We are meeting with all the students of the country in order to have an articulated student movement as part of the University Student Day. We are going to have street actions with clear objectives: The recovery of our opportunities, of democracy and of all the fundamental rights necessary to develop in the country,” said the national spokesperson for the private universities in Confev.