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OPPOSITION VIOLENCE WILL NOT INTIMIDATE THE PEOPLE By Jesús Rojas

posted 12 Jul 2017, 07:50 by Gerry Kangalee   [ updated 12 Jul 2017, 08:00 ]
Jesus Rojas, a citizen and resident of the Bolivarian Republic of Venezuela, has been an English teacher for over 10 years. He earned his Bachelor of Arts degree in English from Universidad Pedagógica Experimental Libertador- Instituto Pedagógico de Barquisimeto. (UPEL-IPB). 

His teaching experience has been in the rural area. He has also been involved in teacher training. His bi-cultural background and focus on community work in conformity with the communal councils that exist in his community. As a social worker he wants to use his professional knowledge and skills to help people make the most of their own abilities and empower them to be the best they can be.
Venezuelan constitutional lawyer Hermann Escarrá stressed that citizens support the call for the National Constituent Assembly because it has understood its function with greater clarity.

"I have toured several of the States and the enthusiasm is impressive, growing stronger. The presidential call for the convocation of the National Constituent Assembly for peace and for a different superior dialogue has now been understood more clearly; And the people are backing that, giving it a lot of legitimacy," he said in an interview on the Sunday show, José Vicente Hoy, broadcast by Televen.

In his opinion, the Constituent Power was activated to go to a superior dialogue, after the opposition rejected different opportunities in the approach to a political dialogue with the Executive. "What would be that superior dialogue? A situation where the dialogues are not chosen by the government or the Democratic Roundtable Unity (MUD), but directly by the people! That is, a constituent process" he said.

The professor said that he has received information that some "intermediate leaders" of the opposition registered in the Constituent Assembly, the election of candidates for which will be made this July 30. "In such a way that we are going to have an opposition presence but with different faces, without a doubt, and that is good, it is plausible," he said.

Escarrá believes that in the opposition there are several sectors: an eschatological one, which wants to get rid of the president Nicolás Maduro at any cost; another that tends to be radical, and one, which in his opinion is the majority, is sensible, serious and has the disposition, desire and longing "that we understand each other from differences."

The constitutional lawyer maintains the importance of some sectors adverse to the government joining the Constituent assembly, to work for the national good. "We do not have to go to hand-to-hand combat between brothers, families; we have to call for peace," he added.

He pointed out that the constituent process is being convened, not only in Venezuela, when there are serious political situations. He said that the country has had throughout its history 16 constituent processes, 12 constitutional reforms and two amendments. He rejected the threats of the sector that projects that the people should not go to vote on July 30 and stressed that, according to what he perceives, citizens will not be intimidated and will go to the polls for peace and dialogue.
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