VENEZUELA (VOP TODAY NEWS) — Venezuelan opposition leader Juan Guido, who is recognized by more than 50 countries as acting president, said on Tuesday he was “very confidential” with military personnel in his country, stressing that the army wanted to change the system.
“We have had very secret contacts with military personnel, but this is not the right moment to give details because here in Venezuela we live in a dictatorship with regret,” Guido said in an interview with the Peruvian radio station RBC.
“The 91 percent of Venezuelans want to change the government,” the 35-year-old said. “The army does not miss it.” “The entire military family and those suffering from the crisis know what we are living through,” he said.
Guido stressed the existence of “important signs of dissatisfaction” within the Venezuelan armed forces, which he described as another “support for the dictatorial regime” led by President Nicolas Maduro.
He said the opposition “will continue to fight in a peaceful way and also to a large extent to support (…) the restoration of democracy,” pledging to respect Venezuela’s commitments in the event of a change in the system.
“This is a problem for Russia, China or any other country because what we will respect is the state of law and the constitution and the restoration of the legal security that our economy is lacking today,” said the speaker of the parliament, the only opposition-controlled institution in Venezuela.
Guido called on Saturday for new demonstrations on Wednesday after announcing the start of the “final phase” to remove Maduro, who asked for help from countries in the region to open dialogue between the two camps.
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