Pro-government deputies support Venezuela's withdrawal from the IACHR
The proposal was approved by 91 votes from the pro-government sector and was rejected by 22 opposition lawmakers
The plenary of the National Assembly (AN) approved on Wednesday night the proposal presented by the Venezuelan government to support the study of its withdrawal from the Inter-American Commission on Human Rights (IACHR).
The proposal was approved with the votes of 91 pro-government deputies and was rejected by 22 lawmakers from the opposition group.
The AN representative and member of the United Socialist Party of Venezuela (PSUV) Luis Acuña, highlighted during his speech at the AN session that "we fully support the consideration of the nation's withdrawal from the IACHR."
Acuña stated that the IACHR "is not fulfilling its duties at the moment." He also said that "Venezuelan government's proposalis not unconstitutional."
Translated by Karen Daza
José Vicente Rangel clearly said: "We are not conducting negotiations threatened with a gun in the head." He warned behind closed doors in the midst of the social upheaval occurred during the oil strike in 2002 and 2003. Dissenting Timoteo Zambrano answered back that no other option was available: "The thing is that otherwise, you do not negotiate."