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Dialogue table between the oppositions

An important step has already been taken between the Venezuelan political factors, which are located between the government sectors that represent the government of Nicolás Maduro and the most extreme opposition sector that represents the unitary platform of the self-proclaimed. On Friday, August 13, 2021, a memorandum of understanding was signed in Mexico City that becomes the broad strategic lines on what can be discussed and that allows reaching certain agreements, in a negotiation that will be very difficult and complex but The next meeting already has a date: Friday, September 3.

Until now, there have been a lot of comments, as a result of that first exploratory approach, in which the opposing political parties are indicating roughly their requests and expectations and already presents an important first reading: the mutual recognition of knowing who is the government and who is the opposition and that buries in a very deep place the theses put forward by the abstentionist radicals, on the interim presidency, presidential commission, deputies for administrative continuity, government in transition and other bureaucratic fantasies that only existed in the world of virtuality.

Another reading that is being made of this first meeting held in Mexico is that they should expand participation to other sectors of national life so that they are present at the dialogue table. But there is another proposal that is being insistently commented on in some political circles and that is based on the following question: Why don't the so-called antimadurismo and the different oppositions have their own dialogue table?

One of the arguments that supports this proposal are the obvious, public and notorious differences in political criteria between the Venezuelan political opposition, ranging from the ultra-left anti-maturity, passing through the right that accepts the vote as the constitutional mechanism to settle political confrontations, even the abstentionist ultra-right that is very friendly to sanctions, blockades and so-called unconstitutional shortcuts.

There are those who affirm that first the different oppositions should agree, and then sit down to dialogue with the government. Dialogue especially between those who believe in voting and those who are friends of coups and military interventions. Among them, the point could even be touched on the meaning and significance of treason, as a crime and if there are political or political prisoners in Venezuela.

And that the Venezuelan opposition should manage a more unified voice at the dialogue table and thus be able to improve the effectiveness of the political negotiation that is taking place at the Mexican table.

Political scientist.