The President of the National Assembly, Diosdado Cabello, said that the government and the people of Venezuela have an obligation each year to remember the events that gave rise to the coup d’état perpetrated by the right-wing in Venezuela in April 2002.
In an ordinary session held Tuesday at the legislature in Caracas, to commemorate the tenth anniversary of the coup of April 2002, the lawmaker said that Venezuela’s full future is guaranteed only by the elected President of the Republic, Hugo Chávez.
Cabello stressed that the events of the coup against the constitutional mandate of President Chávez will be remembered by the legislative branch each year, with or without the support of the opposition.
Venezuela’s legislature currently includes several representatives that were involved in the coup, during which the president was kidnapped and government institutions dissolved for a short time until Venezuelans took to the streets to demand the return to power of the democratically elected leader.
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AVN / Press – Venezuelan Embassy to the U.S. / April 11, 2012