“There are many dictators who seem like they are going to stay in power forever until one day they are gone,” said Rafael Foley, deputy director of the United States Government’s External Office for Venezuela, during his participation in the Instagram space “30 minutes with Williams Dávila”.
During the interviews where they addressed the situation that Venezuela is going through, the diplomat stressed that before the fall of the Berlin Wall, no one imagined that this would happen. “Dictatorships are strong on the outside but very soft on the inside (…), they are weak because they do not have the institutional strength of democratic countries,” he said.
In this sense, the spokesman for the North American administration recognized the efforts of the National Assembly in the fight to rescue the country: “The opposition has done a great job in educating the international community about the crisis and that the exit of the crisis in Venezuela requires presidential elections”.
He also referred to the Popular Consultation scheduled to take place next December and added that it is very important because it is a route that allows Venezuelans to express themselves freely.
Foley, when consulted by the parliamentarian on the issue of the administrative continuity of the current National Assembly, argued that it is a perfectly legitimate decision, based on the Constitution and the law. He ruled out that the international community does not support the decisions of what he described as the only democratic body in Venezuela.