President of the Simón Bolívar Institute highlights the importance of elections in Venezuela for the international scene
The president of the Simón Bolívar Institute for Peace and Solidarity among Peoples, Carlos Ron, participated this Wednesday, November 18, in the videoconference Venezuelans want to vote! Defending the Venezuelan elections against the intervention of the United States.
During the telematic meeting, moderated by the Executive Secretary of the United States Peace Council, Bahman Azad; President Ron praised the achievements obtained by the left in Latin America at the people’s participation level, as was the case of the return of democracy in Bolivia and the constitutional plebiscite in Chile, ensuring that it is Venezuela’s turn to give its demonstration of strength.
He stated that, although the North American Government has repeatedly tried to block the course of participatory democracy in the South American nation, the parliamentary elections on December 6 will take place as established in the Constitution of the Bolivarian Republic of Venezuela, and it will be the will of the people that will renew the National Assembly.
He recalled that when the opposition obtained a majority in parliament in 2015, “they came with the idea of using the Legislative Power against the president (Nicolás Maduro),” stressing that “they were not elected for that purpose. The people chose them to solve problems, do politics, not to overthrow the government.
For this reason, the also Vice-minister for North America of the People’s Power Ministry for Foreign Relations, assures that the people of Venezuela want to demonstrate with the 6D elections “that they want to break with that National Assembly which has not played under the rules of the Constitution and has tried to overthrow its government”, the one that the same people constitutionally elected and is the one that has really been at the forefront of the battles for the stability of the country.
He stated that in Venezuela there is also a nationalist opposition, which will participate in the electoral process, and which rejects the unilateral coercive measures imposed by the United States, in addition to repudiating the actions of deputy Juan Guaidó and his non-existent “interim” government, with which It has stolen a large amount of resources abroad from the Venezuelan people.
“This election seeks to expel that opposition which represents foreign interests thus, guarantee that as Venezuelans we put an end to this adventure of trying to hand over the assets of our companies to foreign interests”, said the President of the Simón Bolívar Institute.
Finally, he requested the support of the revolutionary forces in the world to mobilize “to demonstrate, inside and outside (Venezuela), that we are democratic, that we want to channel differences through peaceful, political and constitutional means.”