RD rejects the “legality” of the Venezuelan National Assembly
The Dominican Republic expressed its continuation with “grave concern” in the “humanitarian crisis, deterioration of democracy and human rights in the sisterly Bolivarian Republic of Venezuela”, while rejecting the “legitimacy” of the National Assembly that was held on Tuesday that day. country.
The Caribbean state affirmed that the National Assembly, with an absolute Chavinist majority, is the result of an “electoral process without the minimum guarantees of democracy.”Which was widely rejected by the international community, including ours. “
A statement issued by the Dominican Ministry of Foreign Affairs called on “all Venezuelan parties” to “engage in a broad, comprehensive, credible and respectful national dialogue that truly contributes to finding a peaceful solution to the deep crisis in that nation.”
The official side urged actors (politicians) inside and outside Venezuela to “place themselves at the summit required by this decisive moment, and to reinforce measures that pave the way for peaceful solutions that allow a return to constitutionalism and institutions.”
The Dominican government reiterated that the “only possible way out” is through dialogue “which allows for the organization of a presidential election process with international credibility, with the participation and supervision of the United Nations.”
“The Dominican Republic is a historic city for the Venezuelan people. In this sense, our government is ready to work with the members of the international community and the internal Venezuelan bodies that seek a peaceful, democratic and preferable solution in favor of reunification.” The statement concluded with the reconciliation of Venezuelan society.
The sector, led by opposition leader Juan Guaidó, decided not to participate in the December elections, saying that they had not complied with sufficient guarantees to ensure a transparent process.
The Venezuelan National Assembly, elected in 2015 by a majority in the opposition, rejected the constitution for the new posts and said it would continue to hold the position for another year.
Juan Guaidó was declared interim president of the country in January 2019 and is currently recognized by more than 50 countries in the world, including the Dominican Republic.