The opposition leaders in Venezuela have called the people to massively protest on a daily basis!!
On a press release on September 21th the CNE ( national electoral council) said the guidelines and next steps the opposition needed to do in order to do the revocatory referendum, many of them were injust as setting up the dates to extend all the steps in order to push the referendum for the next year, and the problem with that is that if the president Nicolas Maduro loses it, we have 2 scenarios depending on the time the referendum is done: if the referéndum is done this year we would need to go in one month to presidential elections, the second scenario would be doing the referéndum next year, and if that happens the vice president should end the 2 years of the presidential term, and that would result in no change at all for our country.
That's why on the day September 26th of 2016 the opposition leaders gathered in a major meeting at "La Gallera" Miranda Park, where they have made the following statements:
1. The revocatory referéndum will be done this year. There are no technical or juridic reasons that won't allow it. The RR (revocatory referéndum) will be in 2016 because its stated as a major right in our constitution and because is our sacred right and necessity as the people of Venezuela. Any attempt of blocking it will imply the mobilization of the people peacefully and steady on the streets in aims to regain the constitutional thread.
2. We will actívate the revocatory referéndum in complying with what is established in our constitution: the signatures recollection that represents at least the 20% percent of the national electoral voters register. Our main objective and focus would be in recollecting on October 26, 27 and 28, the millions of signatures that Venezuela needs to surpass widely the requirement established to actívate the referéndum. We will only be willing to comply the conditions established by our constitution and we firmly deny in forehand any condition that could be against the guidelines and rights established by our national constitution that could be used by the CNE to deny or delay the activation of the Referendum in 2016. We will not accept any conditions that are against our constitution, and if the government has opted for flout and break the constitution, they will find with the people of Venezuela forcing them to comply with the constitution again.
That's why we are calling the people of Venezuela to massively attend this 3 days for the recollection of signatures in order to actívate the Revocatory Referendum, assuming that our work will not limit only to comply with an administrative procedure, but we are going to exert all the mechanisms of democratic pressure in order to force the government to respect the people´s will. The real TAKE OF VENEZUELA will be done during those 3 days. The people wont be stopped by a mezquine number of machines, or by locating them in a malicious way trying to obstruct the expression of will of change. The days 26,27 and 28 of october will be 3 days of democratic people on the streets complying with the constitution and making the goverment to comply with it as well.
In order to achieve this we call all the people of Venezuela, all the democratic citizenship to activate, as we did for the TAKE OF CARACAS on September 1st, but with much more amplitude and strenght. We will start calling from this day protest activities every day and all across the country. We are announcion specially for Wednesday 12 a special protest where we will overflow all the streets of the country in a pacific way, in order to make the goverment understand the goverment that 20% signature recolection is national and that the Referendum will be done this year. We will make them understand that norms are not the ones they set up, instead the norms are the ones stablished in our constitutions and we, the people of Venezuela, will force the goverment to comply with them.
As I been pointing out in my last posts the Venezuelan government is interested only in perpetuate and consolidate their permanence in the power, but to understand this better we must understand how the government is established right now in Venezuela:
We have 4 major powers in Venezuela:
-Executive Power (The President Nicolas Maduro)
-Electoral power (CNE they help Maduro)
- Supreme Justice Court (They help Maduro)
There are others but not as important for the situation we are leaving, what happens right now is that last December the opposition party won the congress election, that reflect the popularity of the government amongst the people, and they lost that election almost 3 to 1 talking in proportions. Right now in the polls, the government has an acceptance of 20% vs 80% for the opposition parties. So that's why they are trying to delay the revocatory referendum with nonconstitutional norms established by the Electoral power ( The CNE) while the other powers like the Supreme Justice Court do nothing, and in some cases empowers the CNE to continue doing what they are doing. It is a very very complex situation.
I will expand this matter in another post because i know that i have to explain more in detail all the stuff that has led us to this crucial point as a country.
As I say always, I would like to say thank to all the steemians that went through all this post, and of course to all the brave people from Venezuela that are fighting day after day to overcome this nightmare that the goverment is putting all of us through
I will continue to keep you informed about all the relevant news in Venezuela!