Romel Guzamana, president of the Amazonian Parliament and a deputy in the National Assembly, rejected the ruling issued by the regime’s Supreme Court that eliminates the indigenous vote, a measure he believes is totally unacceptable.
“We reject that elections are held by show of hands, that candidates are elected by a community assembly, that it is an indirect vote and not a direct one. That it is a second degree vote in public to disqualify the opponent, the elimination of the uninominal and qualified majority vote, the elimination of the nomination before the CNE, the elimination of the indigenous organizations that postulate the electoral process”.
He called on indigenous peoples not to participate in this electoral farce, to abstain from voting and to receive any nominations from the regime. “We know that through the regime’s Ministry of Indigenous Peoples they are visiting the communities to persuade them to support this farce, which the indigenous people must reject in its entirety.”
Guzamana said that any bill must be consulted when it is of a spatial and territorial nature and even more so when it is of a very special nature, such as the Uses and Customs of the indigenous peoples and communities. “The 44 indigenous peoples of Venezuela were never consulted. It was done in record time in violation of the Constitution and the special indigenous jurisdiction. At no time did it appear before the National Assembly to give it legislative formality. The usurping Supreme Court cannot grant powers to the illegitimate CNE to give rights without consulting the NA as the Constitution states.”
The parliamentarian assured that the regime has violated the rights of all Venezuelans. “Today it reiterates a new communist order to end the civil and political rights of indigenous peoples and communities. We have called this intervention the biggest massacre in Venezuelan history as far as indigenous parliamentary elections are concerned. All this is going to generate a clash between indigenous leaders and cause anarchy.”