1. Nicolás Maduro’s regime has announced that it will appoint a new National Electoral Council (CNE)in the coming days. This is a unilateral designation and therefore does not reflect the necessary agreement to resolve the crisis that Venezuela is going through.
2. This deep crisis can only be solved by respecting the Constitution and appointing a balanced and transparent CNE, restoring the right of political parties to use their symbols and to be directed by their legitimate authorities, freeing political prisoners, nullifying disqualifications, counting on qualified –national and international– electoral observation and, finally, agreeing on an electoral schedule for all free, fair and verifiable elections that must be held.
3. To achieve the conditions mentioned above, it is necessary to initiate a process of comprehensive agreements with full guarantees and respect for all actors, from which a complete route of solutions can be derived, through a serious negotiation process, which allows free elections to be held where the Venezuelan people are the protagonists.
4. From the democratic alternative we reiterate that we are willing to advance in a process that allows us to achieve a reliable electoral route, which will solve the political crisis that Venezuela is experiencing. The appointment of a new CNE as announced by the regime, because it is arbitrary, does not help the proposed national objective at all.
The following are the political parties that undersign the statement:
Acción Democrática, Alianza Lápiz, Aprisal, Bandera Roja, Buscando Soluciones, Camina, Centro Democrático, Cuentas Claras, Convergencia, Copei, DSM, Encuentro Ciudadano, Fiel, Fuerza Liberal, Gente Emergente, Goajira Ven, Guillermo UNE, Izquierda Democrática, La Causa R, Migato, Movimiento Ecológico, Movimiento Republicano, Movimiento Electoral Del Pueblo, Moverse, Movimiento por la Democracia, Movimiento Zulia Humana, MVP, Nuvipa, PAM, Partido Centro Democrático, Parlinve, Primero Justicia, Proyecto Venezuela, Sociedad, Tison, Unión Republicana Democrática, Unidos por Venezuela, Unidad NOE, Un Nuevo Tiempo, Vanguardia Popular, Voluntad Popular.