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Guaid & oacute; reveals that he offered to Maduro a transitional government and says the proposal is “on the table”

September 16, 2019

The opposition leader considers the Oslo and Barbados format “sold out” but ratifies his latest offer


The self-proclaimed “president in charge” of Venezuela, Juan Guaidó, has revealed on Monday that in the failed dialogue in Oslo and Barbados offered the Executive of Nicolás Maduro to create a “plural” transition government in which neither was present to solve the humanitarian crisis and hold elections as soon as possible, and has ensured that the proposal remains “on the table”.

Guaidó has appeared before the press to publicize the details of the dialogue that Government and opposition began in May in Oslo and continued in Barbados until finally last August it broke, as explained then the Miraflores Palace, for the new batch of United States sanctions.

The opposition leader has described this explanation as a “cheap excuse” and has argued that “the regime ran away” because it was offered a “real solution” to the humanitarian, economic and political crisis that Venezuela has been suffering for years. “The regime is not interested in solving,” he has reproached.

Guaidó has said that he offered Maduro to create “a transitional council, plural and equitable, with all political forces and that the Armed Forces also make up.” “This would imply the immediate departure of Maduro and my separation from office until a royal presidential election,” he said.

The objective of the “governing council” would be to facilitate the “immediate entry of humanitarian aid”, to reach “an agreement to overcome the economic isolation of Venezuela as a result of the bad policies of the regime” and prepare the ground for presidential elections.

To make this appointment with the polls a reality, Guaidó said that he proposed to Maduro a total renovation of the National Electoral Council (CNE), the release of the “political prisoners” and the end of disqualifications to opposition parties and leaders, as well as ” personal security guarantees “for all those involved in the electoral process.

Guaidó has defended that it is a “sensible proposal” whose objective is “to generate governance to attend the (humanitarian) emergency and hold elections in the shortest possible time” and has urged Maduro to explain to Venezuelans why he rejected it.

The head of the National Assembly has declared the Oslo and Barbados format “exhausted” due to the Government's meeting, but at the same time he has assured that “the proposal for a real solution to the conflict is on the table” and has appealed ” to all sectors to push to materialize it.

Guaidó has indicated that the opposition will continue to exert the “maximum pressure”, both inside and outside Venezuela, “to be able to apply this concrete solution proposal.” “We already know what the consequences are for Venezuela when the regime seeks to impose … A humanitarian catastrophe,” he warned.