On September 7 National Assembly President Juan Guaidó presented an agreement that he and 37 opposition political parties signed stating that they would not participate in the December 6 legislative elections. The initiative comes after former presidential candidate and opposition leader Henrique Capriles expressed his intentions to run in the electoral process. News about the elections is expected in the next few days.
The agreement lists a series of commitments made by the signatories to the agreement, such as addressing the country’s humanitarian crisis and holding “free, fair and verifiable” presidential and parliamentary elections. Some of the proposed courses of action to achieve these objectives include calling a popular consultation to see if Venezuelans support the opposition pact, and stepping up international pressure on Nicolas Maduro’s administration.
The main opposition parties signing the agreement are Un Nuevo Tiempo, Voluntad Popular, Primero Justicia, Copei and Acción Democrática, among others.