The Venezuelan opposition calls for a “political solution” to the crisis in their country, to go through “free presidential elections” and not to “exterminate Chavism.”
“We want a political solution, we do not want to sweep Chavismo or outlaw it,” deputy José Guerra, who participated in Madrid in the presentation of the “Country Plan,” a set of political and economic proposals aimed at solving the crisis, told Efe on Saturday. of Venezuela after the departure of President Nicolás Maduro.
Guerra opted for an early presidential election, considering that Maduro is an “illegitimate president” who is “usurping the presidency”, and then a law of amnesty and forgiveness because “Venezuela cannot continue as it is.”
The opposition deputy, responsible along with Juan Andrés Mejía of the so-called “Country Plan”, insisted that the political solution “does not happen to exterminate Chavism, but rather coexists and defeat them politically” in free elections.
For that, Guerra, who described Venezuela as a “failed state,” called for the help of the international community in requesting those elections because, in his opinion, “Venezuela’s solution is multinational,” because Maduro “has the support of Russia, Turkey, Iran, Hamas, Hezbollah and the ELN. ”
However, the Venezuelan opposition deputy insisted on rejecting the option of a foreign invasion, as some group proposes, considering that “it is not viable”.
Guerra, economist and former director of the National Bank of Venezuela, presented today in Madrid the “Country Plan” with the deputy Américo de Grazia and the indigenous deputy Mauligmer Baloa.
Prepared by economic experts and deputies of the Venezuelan National Assembly, with an opposition majority and with the participation of numerous civil society groups, the plan is divided into four areas: technical, political, social and legislative, and the objective of the opposition is start it immediately after the eventual fall of Maduro.
In his statements to Efe Guerra he summarized this project in six key points: to reduce hyperinflation, revive the economy, lift oil production, launch a social program to help children and the needy, implement direct social assistance and a security plan personal.
The “Country Plan” that was presented today in Madrid has already been announced in other countries such as Mexico, Brazil, the United States, Argentina, Chile and Peru.
In the act of Madrid, which brought together hundreds of Venezuelans in an auditorium of the City Hall of the capital, Antonio Ecarri, representative in Spain of the opposition leader Juan Guaidó, recognized as interim president of Venezuela for more than 50 countries, also took the floor.
Yesterday, Friday, the Plan was presented to representatives of the diplomatic corps accredited in Madrid and to businessmen.
In Spain there are more than 300,000 Venezuelans, with an increase in arrivals in recent years, many of them asylum seekers -40,906 in 2019 alone.