The opposition organized a congress today, which it named "Venezuela Libre", which says "marks the beginning of a stage of reunification of all democratic forces willing to face the dictatorship to overcome the humanitarian crisis that strikes Venezuelans," according to says a statement from the Frente Amplio coalition.
"Therefore, we organize from now on tactical, strategic and logistical instances to channel the growing social unrest of the Venezuelan people (…) through the peaceful protest of the street that increases the pressure on the dictatorship and ceases the usurpation "by Maduro, is added in the text.
Maduro won with wide margin the elections of May 20, which did not present the bulk of the opposition to disqualify its main parties and leaders and considering that there were no guarantees.
The opposition – just like several Governments of the world – has already said that it will not know Maduro's new mandate.
The platform also called for the "upper unit" to achieve the goal and defend the Constitution, as well as the Armed Forces to help "restore" the constitutional order.
The Front encouraged the international community to recognize "the democratic struggles of the Venezuelan people, and to intensify the pressure and actions that contribute to the departure of the dictatorship," arguing that the Nicolás Maduro Government is a "threat to the world" and especially for the region.
The coalition pledged to build an agreement that defends an "immediate and immediate transition" and that it guarantees compliance with the Constitution, since Parliament is "the only democratic institution" to "guarantee and lead the transition."
It lists, in that sense, the priorities of a hypothetical new Government to address the economic crisis and the "humanitarian emergency" of health and food; change the political and economic model; recover the public services that today present faults; restructure the institutions; reforming citizen security and others.
The manifesto was handed over to the president of the Parliament, the opposition Omar Barboza.
The congress included representatives of civil society from each of the states of the country, including leaders of dissident chavism.
At the start of the ceremony, the two-time candidate for the presidency, Henrique Capriles, vindicated "negotiation" as an exit to the political and economic crisis that afflicted the country, while saying he was willing to "talk with the devil" if this allows him to end the "tragedy" suffered by Venezuelans.
The leader assured journalists that Venezuela needs a "political solution agreed, which means negotiation, with other actors" and the support of an international community that, he said, "clamates" through dialogue between the parties.
"For the solution of this country and for Venezuelans to not continue living this tragedy if I have to speak with the devil, I would talk with the devil," he added.
The Maduro Government and the opposition entered into negotiations by the end of 2017, but these ended without result at the beginning of the year when both parties accused themselves of breaking the first agreements reached and the anti-Vavismo refused to sign a compromise document to consider it contrary to its claims
Capriles clarified that there are currently no conditions for the opposition and the Government of Nicolás Maduro, who do not know each other, resume dialogues.
He also said that he had no rapprochement with sectors of the official status, but that he knows about the university governor of the state of Carabobo (center), Chavista Rafael Lacava, who, two days ago, described the opponent as "a person with whom you can talk ".
Capriles also said that with the new term Maduro, "an unknown stage" will open for Venezuelans.
"(Because) the mantle of highly questioned legitimacy charged by this Government, as of January 10 as the international community has said, ceases," he said. EFE
In the UCV #VenezuelaLibre It brings together all the strong leaderships of the country to work together on a solid proposal for the rescue of freedom and democratic values. pic.twitter.com/8TwPqn0vfR
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