23 de mayo de 2016 10:51 AM
Actualizado el 23 de mayo de 2016 11:01 AM
In reply to a ban from the Constitutional Chamber of the Venezuelan Supreme Tribunal of Justice (TSJ) from rallying near the offices of the National Electoral Council (CNE), the Executive Secretary of Venezuelan opposition coalition Unified Democratic Panel (MUD) Jesús “Chúo” Torrealba lamented that the Judiciary “acts again as an appendix to the PSUV (ruling United Socialist Party of Venezuela) and tries to prevent the people from exercising their rights.”
In his view, the high court action “shows that the PSUV is afraid of the mobilized people.” “We will continue exercising our right to peaceful demonstration and free transit,” he added.
“We want a peaceful, democratic and electoral change. To that end, there is a key designation in the Constitution, which is the recall referendum. Social strain has a political exit. The question is not whether or not there will be recall referendum this year. Change is a fait accompli, not because the opposition fosters it but because the reality has determined this way.”