The message was clear and direct. “From my position as interim President and President of the National Assembly, I summon in this way everyone to build the defense line of the Republic and democracy in this country.” In this way, Juan Guaidó, once again called on the Unity of Venezuelans, political leaders, unionists and civil society in full to achieve the democratic transition in Venezuela.
The call was made by the President in charge of the country and the National Assembly (AN), during the installation of the constitutional continuity period 2021-2022, carried out this January 5th, in person and online.
During his speech Guaidó highlighted that the legitimate national parliament elected by 14 million Venezuelans in 2015 “remains standing and firm” in the defense of Venezuelans until free, fair and verifiable presidential and parliamentary elections are held to end the crisis in the country.
The call for the union of all factors to achieve the democratic transition in Venezuela was made to Henrique Capriles, María Corina Machado, Henry Ramos, Leopoldo López, Omar Barboza, Manuel Rosales, Julio Borges, Delsa Solorzano, Andrés Velásquez, Antonio Ledezma, unions, unions, universities, civil associations, and the whole country through all its political and social forces.
President (e) Juan Guaidó also made a call to the International Community, during the installation of the 2021-2022 constitutional continuity period of the legitimate national Parliament, he asked them to support the fight for free, fair and verifiable presidential elections.
He said that Venezuelans have fought on all fronts and that over the years they have built capacities to achieve the transition to democracy.
“The call to the International Community is to support the mechanism for resolving the conflict that involves holding free elections.”
Also, he alerted Venezuelans and the world about the intent of the regime to “renew the Constituent Assembly” through the fraud of December 6th, 2020 and which they finally consummated on January 5th with the usurpation of the national Parliament.
“Those who want to renew the Constituent Assembly are going to renew their impudence. That event is not recognized by anyone. They are going to talk about dialogue, in quotation marks; they are going to talk about reconciliation, in quotation marks; empty words when there are more than 300 political prisoners in Venezuela.”
Guaidó also made reference to the fact that the dictatorship “bet” on his departure from the country, but he confirmed that the fight to achieve change will continue to be given from Venezuela.
He finally thanked all deputies once again for their courage, who despite the threats, intimidation, kidnapping and persecution of the dictatorship, remain standing for the Venezuelans and to achieve freedom.
“Here we are going to be. Here we are in defense of the national Parliament. They intend to annihilate the democratic force of the country, but we are not going to surrender Venezuela.”