Venezuela: the opposition and the government discuss solutions to the crisis 2:59
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Juan Guaidó asked to protect the institutionality of Venezuela in the face of the initiative of several of the parties that have supported him so far to eliminate his "interim government."
Through a message on his Twitter account, the opposition leader said that his proposal is to defend the institutional framework "above names or personal interests, and that this tool for the fight to achieve democracy is not destroyed," in reference to to his interim mandate recognized by the United States and other countries.
Former Venezuelan opposition deputies withdraw support for Juan Guaidó
Guaidó and his team have never controlled the territory of their country and have delivered little on the promise of a change of government.
They do maintain some control over some Venezuelan assets abroad due to the decision of the governments of those countries to ignore Nicolás Maduro as president.
If the dismissal of Guaidó takes place, it is not clear what would happen to the administration of those funds.
The opponent admitted that those who made up the National Assembly in January 2019 ––when he was sworn in as president in charge–– have the power to terminate or continue the figure of his interim Presidency, to whom he reminded that any decision they adopt must be by the future of Venezuela.
Guaidó, who is still recognized by the United States as interim president of Venezuela, added that this Friday they plan to hold a session of several former opposition deputies who made up the National Assembly between 2016 and 2021. In that meeting, the second discussion on the reform is expected. to the Statute Law that governs the "Transition to Democracy" - the legal basis that allowed Guaidó to proclaim himself as interim president of the country that year.
Guaidó urged Maduro to set a date for the presidential elections
The majority of these former deputies approved this reform in the first discussion on December 22 of this year.
Among its mandates is to eliminate the figure of the "interim government", chaired by Guaidó.
This measure must be endorsed in the second session to take effect.
The president of the current National Assembly, Jorge Rodriguez, of the ruling United Socialist Party of Venezuela (PSUV), referred to the so-called interim as a "political mirage."
Presidential elections in Venezuela are scheduled for 2024.