The National Assembly approved a motion today in which it officially endorsed a roadmap by opposition leader Juan Guaido to restore democracy in the country. The roadmap was first presented to the Maduro regime during a set of talks that took place earlier this year under the auspices of the Norwegian government.
The talks came to an abrupt end when regime negotiators walked away from the table.
The roadmap includes the creation of a new Consejo Nacional Electoral (National Electoral Council, CNE), early presidential elections, and a renewed call for the National Bolivarian Armed Forces to turn against the Maduro regime.
Because the opposition does not control any of the levers of power in Venezuela, the roadmap and its approval are arguably only symbolic gestures.
Persecuted Deputies Meeting in Bogota
A group of opposition politicians who are victims of regime persecution are meeting in Bogota this week to discuss how to increase pressure on Maduro at the international level. The meetings are expected to take place until October 10.
Below, some images of the deputies in attendance:
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