The Party of the European Left condemns the attempt of parliamentary coup in Venezuela

The Party of the European Left condemns the attempt of parliamentary coup in Venezuela

The announcement of the opening of a dialogue between the government of President Nicolás Maduro and the representatives of the opposition, supported by UNASUR and of the presidents Lionel Fernandés, Martín Torrijos and José Luis Rodríguez Zapatero, together with the mediation of Emir Paul Tscherrig, the representative of the Vatican, crashed with the rejection of the most extreme wing of the opposition.


Since always, the brutal confrontation and the rejection of any dialogue has been the method systematically used by this opposition.  After the December 2015 legislative elections, the new majority of representatives from the old parties has seek to precipitate the end of the progressive Venezuelan government and impose its neoliberal policies.


The Supreme Court of Justice has disregarded the legitimacy of this parliament which has imposed, in the most authoritarian way, that three members of the opposition, whose election has been questioned by its fraudulent nature, remain in office.


The opposition uses the provocation by trying to impose a recall referendum this year. The opposition parties have always knew they would not get this referendum because they have not begun the necessary procedure in the timeframe established by the constitution. The aims of its leaders are, once again, the political destabilization and overshadow of the chavist government legitimacy.


The declaration made public by the National Assembly is just another step in this war declared against the Bolivarian revolution and a blatant attempt to provoke a parliamentary coup that reminds the ones occurred against other progressive governments in the region.


To accuse President Nicolás Maduro of being the author of a coup is a cynical way to reverse the roles. The currently ongoing real coup in Venezuela is the one that the opposition is trying to implement by arrogating powers that it does not have and that would enable it to impeach the elected president and proceed to the nomination of a new National Electoral Council and the appointment of new Supreme Court judges.


It was not long before the interventionist reactions from the Washington allies in the region. The executive secretary of OEA, Luis Almagro, the Argentinian President Mauricio Macri and other representatives of right-wing governments have made declarations that reminds the times when the United States could tie and untie Latin American governments.


The Party of the European Left (EL) strongly condemns this new attempt to organize a coup against the legitimate government of President Nicolás Maduro and declares its strongest support and solidarity with the Venezuelan people and with the progressive forces facing the offensive of the past forces.


Solidarity with Venezuela means promoting the dialogue that remains the only way to find a solution to the current crisis.