Internal fractures weaken Venezuelan opposition, analyst says
Caracas, Sep 17 (Prensa Latina) Internal fractures in the ranks of Venezuelan opposition are weakening that option as a political force against the Bolivarian Government led by President Nicolas Maduro, sociologist and analyst Maryclen Stelling said on Thursday.
In statements to Unión Radio, the expert noted the absence of a leader among the opponents of the revolutionary process. 'The opposition is lost in the search of leadership and the path to be taken,' she said. Stelling referred to the opposition leader and former president of the National Assembly (Parliament in contempt), Juan Guaido, who has lost legitimacy among his followers, she added.
Recognized by the United States and its allies as the president in charge, in an act of usurpation described as an attempted coup d'état by Venezuelan authorities, Guaido leads the abstentionist current that is boycotting the legislative elections in December.
The Venezuelan sociologist underlined the importance of civil society to call for negotiation and dialogue among political forces, as a stakeholder alien to the confrontation.
She highlighted the role of the National Dialogue Commission installed in September 2019 between the Government and several opposition parties to find a negotiated solution to the country's political crisis.
'It is time for negotiation, among the negotiating voices, because the opposition is orphan of leadership. It is time for a natural leadership, not imposed, who thinks from Venezuela,' the analyst noted.
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