The self-proclaimed President of Venezuela, Juan Guaidó, presented the so-called Unity Pact for Freedom and Free Elections this Monday, in which 37 parties and 105 organizations of society take part and with which he wants to rebuild the “unity” of the opposition to President Nicolás Maduro.
The main cause of disagreement among opponents is participation in the elections for the renewal of the National Assembly, chaired by Guaidó, scheduled for December 6th or not. While part of the opposition has agreed to take part in the elections, Guaidó and his staff reject this initiative because it is a fraudulent process that would legitimize Maduro.
“We ratify the rejection of the fraud demanded by the dictatorship on December 6th and we will use a national and international campaign for the presidential and parliamentary elections,” said Guaidó in a speech broadcast on the Internet.
Guaidó has also warned the dissident opposition that “the only way to lift sanctions and set up a national emergency government is through the State Council”. Therefore, he reached out his hand to endorse his proposal.