Nicolás Maduro agrees to negotiate with the opposition under four conditions. These are the lifting of the sanctions against Venezuela, the recognition of the state authorities, the general renunciation of force and the involvement of all forces in the dialogue.
On Monday the Venezuelan President Nicolás Madurowrote on Twitter that he was ready to enter into a dialogue with the opposition if certain conditions were met. He shared:
“We will start a dialogue under four conditions. First, the lifting of the sanctions against Venezuela. Second, the recognition of the state authorities and their responsibilities by the political forces. Third, the general rejection of violence. Fourth, the inclusion of all forces in the dialogue.”
We are going to dialogue with four conditions, one: lift the sanctions against Venezuela, two: that the political sectors recognize the Public Powers and their constitutionality, three: that all sectors renounce violent plans and fourth: incorporate all sectors. pic.twitter.com/AERfdZ7hHF
– Nicolás Maduro (@NicolasMaduro) July 13, 2021
On May 13, Maduro announced that he would sit down at the negotiating table with the country’s self-proclaimed opposition leader, Juan Guaidó. He stated that, following mediation by the European Union, the Norwegian authorities and the international contact group, he was ready to meet his political opponents “when they want and where they want”.
On December 6, 2020, parliamentary elections were held in Venezuela, in which the citizens elected 277 members of parliament. The victory was won by the Venezuelan mass movement led by Nicolás Maduro Gran Polo Patriótico Simón Bolívar. “Opposition leader” Juan Guaidó refused to take part in the vote and to recognize the results of the elections.
Venezuela has been in an economic and political crisis for several years. In January 2019, Guaidó declared himself head of state without a constitutional basis.
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