The Regional Commands for Freedom and Free Elections together with the president in charge of Venezuela, Juan Guaidó, expressed this Saturday that they will support the teachers’ protest called for this Monday, October 5th.
“To protest on October 5th with the teachers is to protest for the future. Popular consultation, protest, international and internal pressure, all the mechanisms together in Venezuela”, remarked the also head of the Parliament during an act in which the regional commands were installed and where the representatives of the 38 democratic forces that support the unitary pact were present.
Guaidó said that the Regional Commands for Freedom and Free Elections are guiding the action that “not only the country is waiting for, but they are needed to channel that energy that we saw in Yaracuy, the east, the plains and the Andes,” regarding the recent spontaneous protests over the shortage of gasoline and public services.
Furthermore, he referred to the questioned “elections” called by Maduro’s regime for December 6th and affirmed that it is a “weaker fraud than the extinct constituent”.
“To win we all need each other. The dictatorship is bleeding more and more every day. It is more alone, isolated, marked (…) Some say that by having (Maduro) one more day in Miraflores it is winning. No sir, the resistance wins, honor wins,” added the president in charge.
Unity against fraud and support for the protests
Carlos Prosperi, Deputy of the National Assembly for Acción Democrática, expressed that rejecting the farce of December 6th represents “a fundamental step” for the restitution of the constitutional thread in Venezuela. “We have seen with concern how with the passing of days the right to truly free elections continues to be violated. Articles 63 and 296 of the Constitution are being violated,” he said.
He recalled that the current NEC president of the regime, Indira Alfonzo, is the former judge who led the indictment of the Amazonas deputies elected in 2015 to remove them from Parliament and thus declare the Legislative Power in contempt. “Are these the people that are going to guarantee elections in Venezuela?” he asked rhetorically.
Biagio Pilieri, deputy and president of the Media sub-commission of the NA, supported the citizen demonstrations that have been counted throughout the country, especially in the regions that are most affected by the crisis.
“Why have Yaracuy and other states protested? Not because they want to, but because it is not possible to survive without gas, water, electricity and public services. The discontent continues to grow. Are we still fighting? Now more than ever. We have decided, in convergence, to apply any action, plan, route or instrument that allows the exit of Maduro and his regime,” said the parliamentarian.
On his part, Leonardo Regnault, Legislative Representative for Primero Justicia (PJ), expressed the need to continue the fight in the streets. “We have to meet again in the streets, and that is achieved with political and social organization, count on PJ and the NA”, he said.
The spokespersons of the Frente Amplio also participated in this act of formation of the regional commands and assured that with unity and mobilization the change will materialize in the country.
“We need to continue working on a meeting between civil society and political parties. In this way we will achieve change in Venezuela”, assured Carolina Medina, representative of the Frente Amplio de Bolívar.