Former Ibero-American presidents gathered in the Spanish and American Democratic Initiative (IDEA), including Spaniard José María Aznar, have asked the Organization of American States (OAS) to activate the Democratic Charter against Venezuela before considering intervention pull dictatorship of the armed forces in electoral affairs “of the country.
The 24 signatories, including Colombians Álvaro Uribe and Andrés Pastrana, Mexicans Felipe Calderón and Vicente Fox, and Bolivian Jorge ‘Tuto’ Quiroga, referred to the Venezuelan Defense Minister’s warning this week. Vladimir Padrino López ahead of the parliamentary elections scheduled for December 6.
“They will never be political power in Venezuela as long as there is a force like today, anti-imperialist, revolutionary and Bolivarian (…). They will never be able to exercise political power in Venezuela. It is good that they understand that,” said the military chief.
They also alluded to the recent Supreme Court (TSJ) resolutions that deprived the National Assembly of the power to appoint the members of the National Electoral Council (CNE) to appoint them in their place and have ended the leadership of three opposition parties to replace them with others by people involved in “Chavismo”.