Parliamentary management centers Venezuelan political scene
Caracas, Jan 9 (Prensa Latina) The installation of the National Assembly (Parliament) for the period 2021-2026 this week focused the events of Venezuela, in a scenario marked by the beginning of a new political cycle.
The 277 deputies elected in the legislative elections on December 6, the vast majority belonging to the alliance of the Great Patriotic Pole, took office on Tuesday, January 5, amid huge calls for a reunion between all sectors of the country, plus beyond ideological differences.
The president of the Venezuelan Parliament, Jorge Rodríguez, urged the various political forces of the nation to move towards national reconciliation, but without leaving unpunished aggressions promoted by the right from within the parliamentary entity during the previous legislature.
'There can be no reconciliation with oblivion', said the deputy of the United Socialist Party of Venezuela in his first speech as head of the Legislative Assembly, recalling the 'excesses' committed by the opposition bench during the last five years to reverse the democratic and constitutional order.
In this sense, one of the first decisions of the new National Assembly revolved around the appointment of a special commission to investigate the actions perpetrated against the Republic by the previous directive of Parliament, in the hands of the most radical sectors of the opposition.
During a meeting with parliamentarians at the Miraflores Palace (seat of the Government), the Head of State, Nicolás Maduro, ratified the Executive's support for the legislative branch, and the willingness to work together in terms of dialogue and economic recovery.
The Venezuelan Parliament also approved an agreement for the defense of sovereign rights over the Essequibo region, and in rejection of the decision of the International Court of Justice to declare itself competent to address the lawsuit filed by Guyana in relation to the territorial dispute.
In this regard, president Nicolás Maduro sent a letter to the UN Secretary General, António Guterres, in which he ratified Venezuela's adherence to the Geneva Agreement (1966) as the only viable mechanism for a negotiated solution to the conflict.
'The harsh historical experience of economic aggressions and territorial dispossession taught us never to submit our sovereignty to the decisions of international bodies that endanger our political independence and territorial integrity,' said the dignitary.
Venezuela considered illegitimate the claims to recognize the validity of the Arbitration Award of 1899, through which it was stripped of 159 thousand square kilometers of territory west of the Essequibo River in favor of the then colonialist power of the United Kingdom.
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