The Ambassador to Colombia, Tomás Guanipa ratified this Wednesday the position stated by Primero Justicia on April 20th. They are working with great intent in cooperation with international allies to achieve a political solution for Venezuela that allows Venezuelans to hold free elections. “We know that the main obstacle to achieve this path has been debased repeatedly by Maduro’s regime, however, faithful to our democratic principles, we are making any effort to achieve the objective that is to get rid of this nightmare, and for this we unite in that path,” Guanipa pointed out.
The Secretary General of ‘Primero Justicia’ also pointed out that they support a process that leads to truly free, fair and democratic elections, and that is why they appreciate the efforts made by both the Kingdom of Norway, the United States, Colombia, the European Union and the countries of the region to contribute in this purpose.
“For the elections to fulfill the purposes of democratizing our country, they must be free, fair and transparent. That is why we demand that sufficient electoral conditions be restored that allow us to express our will in freedom, for this we demand what is established in our Constitution : legalization of all political parties, end of political disqualifications, a timely electoral schedule that includes guarantees that cannot be altered in the course of time, broad international observation, that Venezuelans who are abroad can vote and the purge of the Electoral Registry,” Guanipa pointed out this as basic elements to rescue the electoral route.
In addition, the leader of the PJ party added that they must continue making all efforts to generate a solution to the COVID-19 crisis by allowing the entry of vaccines to the country and the establishment of a mass vaccination program that has as a fundamental element to deal with the pandemic with scientific and not political criteria.
To conclude, Guanipa added that any agreement that may eventually be reached must include an end to the systematic violation of Human Rights in the country, the release of all civilian and military political prisoners, an end to political persecution of civil organizations, unions and trade associations, as well as the return of all political exiles.