The so-called opposition says Dialogue Must Address 6 Points on Friday, in a long and meandering way,
The governor of the central state of Miranda, who spoke as “leader of the MUD” at a press conference, said that the first of the coalition’s requests is for a “humanitarian channel” to be established so that other Latin American nations may send containers of food and medicine to the country to alleviate scarcity in those areas.
“What are we expecting on Friday, gentlemen of the government? Pick up the telephone, open up a humanitarian channel in Venezuela immediately, in the next few hours,” he said.
Capriles also said that on Nov. 11, when the second meeting among the participants in the dialogue process is to be held, including representatives from the Union of South American Nations, or Unasur, and The Vatican, it will be announced when “general elections” will be held.
“There’s no way that there will be economic change in Venezuela while these same people remain in the government. These people have no way to change, they believe that they are fantastic, that they are making better decisions. They are defending their model, so they’re not going to change,” he added.
The MUD leader said, however, that the prospective general elections do not nullify the demand for a referendum to revoke Maduro’s mandate since such a plebiscite could lead to other elections.
He also said that, taking into account that the terms of two of the five members of the National Election Council will lapse on Dec. 4, MUD hopes that new election officials will be agreed to within the dialogue framework prior to that date.
He also called for “respect” for the National Assembly, where the opposition holds a majority, given that the decisions the chamber has taken have been annulled by the Supreme Court, which MUD accuses of rubber-stamping the government’s decisions.
The other two points MUD is insisting on have to do with releasing people it considers to be political prisoners and incorporating the defense minister, Gen. Vladimir Padrino Lopez, into the dialogue process “as the top representative of the armed forces” to guarantee that the agreements are complied with.
Good luck with that.
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