The National Constituent Assembly of Venezuela held a special session Saturday to commemorate the first year of its installation.
The event took place in the Elliptical Hall of the Federal Legislative Palace, in Caracas, and is headed by the president of the body, Diosdado Cabello.
Speaking at the event, constituent member Darío Vivas acknowledged the efforts of President Nicolás Maduro to impose a peace agenda, after months of violence promoted by opposition sectors.
The ANC commended the president of the republic for "the importance of having convoked in a democratic manner the constituent power of the Venezuelan people to defend social guarantees."
"Treason will never come out of this ANC," Vivas stressed. "The president put himself at the service of our people and called for the election of the ANC."
At the same time, he highlighted the work of the National Electoral Council (CNE) and the Armed Forces to guarantee the peace for Venezuelans.
President Maduro celebrated the anniversary of the ANC with a message through his Twitter account.
Hoy se cumple un año de la instalación de la @ANC_ve, instrumento que nos liberó del ataque y el asedio de la derecha fascista, apátrida, que pretendía sumir al país en la violencia producto del capricho imperial del norte. Ahora vamos hacia la consolidación de la paz económica. pic.twitter.com/k9bbPsnbu7— Nicolás Maduro (@NicolasMaduro) August 4, 2018