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  • The head of state, Nicolás Maduro, has reiterated, on several occasions, his commitment to compliance with the agreements established in the dialogue.

    The head of state, Nicolás Maduro, has reiterated, on several occasions, his commitment to compliance with the agreements established in the dialogue. | Photo: MIPPCI

Published 20 February 2020
Opinion

The Venezuelan National Assembly resumed the Preliminary Committee sessions to choose a new National Electoral Council (CNE). The different political factions have gathered to continue the process.

The deputies of the Bloque de la Patria and of the Venezuelan opposition in the National Assembly announced that the period of nominations for the Preliminary Commission that will choose the members of the new National Electoral Council (CNE) will soon be over.

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The preliminary committee was installed last December, but the elections of the new directive of the National Assembly on January 5th and the refusal of the deputy Juan Guaido to accept his defeat against another opposition sector, blocked the work of the group.

The deputy to the National Assembly for 'Primero Justicia' (PJ) party, Angel Medina, stressed that the commission responsible for evaluating the candidates received 73 applications from 68 social organizations from different sectors throughout the country.

"Today we are here reuniting efforts. We are resuming the work together. We want to unlock the crisis and for this, the new CNE is a fundamental step," Medina said. He also highlighted the political will of the opposition sectors gathered at the dialogue sessions with the Bolivarian Government.

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For his part, the representative of the Bloque de la Patria and deputy of the United Socialist Party of Venezuela (PSUV), Julio Chavez, said that the meeting between the opposition and the ruling party took place in cordial terms from the Federal Legislative Palace in Caracas.

Both delegations informed that next Wednesday, February 26th, they will reveal the names of the 10 men and women who will make up the Council of Nominations for the new CNE.

Chavez stressed that the Bloque de la Patria recognizes and respects the Venezuelan opposition gathered in the dialogue: "We are aligned by virtue of the progress made at the Dialogue Table. We are ready to finish refreshing the electoral power."

The road to dialogue

The National Dialogue Sessions were installed last September with the participation of the Bolivarian Government and some sectors of its political opposition.

President Nicolás Maduro has reiterated, on several occasions, his commitment to compliance with the agreements established in the dialogue.

The release, by the Attorney General's Office, of 24 citizens involved in crimes in the context of the 2014 and 2017 protests against the legitimate Government of Venezuela, is one of the steps taken by the Executive as a sign of wanting to guarantee peace in the country.

The members of the Dialogue Sessions seek to solve the political frictions and overcome the economic crisis generated by the commercial blockade imposed by the United States through sanctions that attack the stability and sovereignty of the South American country.

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