They argue that the return of Chavism to the National Assembly could pave the way for the elections.
The four minority opposition parties that have signed an agreement with the Government of Nicolás Maduro for the installation of a Dialogue Table for Peace with a view to resolving the political, economic and humanitarian crisis in which the country is plunged, have defended their decision , much criticized from the majority sector of the opposition agglutinated around Juan Guaidó.
The leaders of the Movement to Socialism (MAS), Change, Solutions for Venezuela and Advanced Progressive – all of them part of the opposition alliance Concertación para el Cambio – put their signature on a document in which in addition to the establishment of the table Another series of specific agreements between which the return of the Chavez deputies to the National Assembly is highlighted and that this ceases to be in contempt, as well as the implementation of a ‘Oil for Food’ program.
“We have serious problems. We are installing this National Roundtable to help solve them, not to aggravate them,” said the leader of Solutions for Venezuela, Claudio Fermín, who in 2018 abandoned his candidacy for the Presidency to become Henri Falcón’s campaign leader , former Chavista leader past the opposition and member of Avanzada Progresista.
According to Fermín, Venezuela’s problems have to be solved by Venezuelans and the dialogue table is looking for “to open paths for reconciliation.” “We are going to change the unproductive Venezuelan policy,” he added in a series of messages on Twitter, promising that they will do so “by way of understanding, not deepening the conflict.”
“The extreme confrontation has created a thick crust of hatred that plunges the country. We are going to file it and leave it behind,” he added, in a clear allusion to the division between the Chavista government and the opposition with the self-proclaimed president in charge, Juan Guaidó , to the head. “We do not have ‘Plan B’ or play on several boards. We want to resolve our issues in peace with each other, and we are going to do it now,” he said.
He also wanted to vindicate what was agreed. Let’s change. This citizen movement has denounced that “Venezuela is going through an unprecedented crisis where unfortunately the political has led to increased economic and social problems.” In the opinion of this formation, led by Timoteo Zambrano, “to get out of this chaos requires the effort and commitment of all the factors to end the conflict we are living today.”
NEED FOR PARTIAL AGREEMENTS WITH CONCRETE RESULTS
It has also defended the usefulness of “partial agreements” to give “real and concrete results” to problems such as those agreed on Monday with the Government and in particular has valued the return of the Chavez and related deputies to the National Assembly – – controlled by the opposition – and “the return of persecuted and exiled parliamentarians.”
According to Cambiemos, this “is necessary to start the real political debate to achieve the necessary agreements between the parties involved.” This would allow, he added, to bring to the chamber of contempt in which he is at the order of the Supreme Court of Justice and so that two thirds of the chamber can meet in order to “appoint a new National Electoral Council, which we allow to generate the optimal conditions that strengthen trust and participation through the vote “.
Finally, the movement has urged both citizens and politicians to “understand this space – the National Roundtable – as a tool to overcome the crisis, which we must support and promote without sectarianism.”
THE DIALOG TABLE LOOKS FOR “BUILD, JOIN AND SUM”
During the official act of announcing the table, Zambrano said that the signatory parties and the Government have “arranged wills, renounced positions to build, unite and add” after rebelling “in the face of hatred, contempt and anger.”
The leader of Cambiemos began in politics with Democratic Action, but in 2004 he moved to Alianza Bravo Pueblo, and then he was a deputy for the Democratic Pole and then moved on to Un Tiempo Nuevo, the party of Manuel Rosales, which he left in 2018. Zambrano participated at the dialogue tables between the Government and the opposition under the auspices of the Vatican in 2016 that were settled without agreement.
He has also defended the Advanced Progressive criticism, the party of Henri Falcón, who was governor of Lara and who in 2018 presented himself as a rival of Nicolás Maduro in a presidential election that the international community has not recognized.
“If those of us who are betting on this negotiation do not represent anyone, or we are not opponents because the real ones only obey certain parties, what is the concern that in