Venezuelan government and opposition plan opposing marches for January 23

Opposition leaders reiterated the call for mobilization on January 23, with the purpose of demanding the restitution of the right to vote, and reported that the Caracas street march will include participation of citizens from all over the country.

“On Monday we have to propose a political path, a great national movement to rescue the constitutional right to vote on our leaders, because it is the weapon that we have at our disposal as believers in democracy. We do not have weapons of war, because we believe in the Constitution and the vote,” said Miranda governor and opposition leader Henrique Capriles.

The start and end of the march route have not yet been announced; however, it is expected that the governing board of the opposition coalition, the Democratic Unity Table (MUD), will do so soon.

The governor said that “the Maduro regime has realized that they do not want more elections, and until they allow us this right, we can not surrender. We have to mobilize so that the world can see that Venezuela wants to vote. The political solution is to have elections in Venezuela.”

As is customary, the Venezuelan government also announced that they would hold a march on the same day that the opposition plans to mobilize.