Hermán Escarrá assured that the law does not seek to hand over the country’s oil company. “The only way to hand over PDVSA is a coup against ourselves,” he said.
The National Constituent Assembly (ANC) approved this Thursday, October 8, the Anti-Blockade Law proposed by President Nicolás Maduro, after reading the 44 articles of its three chapters and amid growing criticism from broad sectors that consider it unconstitutional.
The constituent Herman Escarrá expressed that they will not accept the memorial of “grievances” against the President of the Republic and the national institutions and assured that the law does not seek to hand over the country’s oil company. “The only way to hand over PDVSA is a coup against ourselves,” he said.
The president of the Constituent Assembly, Diosdado Cabello said: “I have not seen anything in the Anti-Blockade Law that violates the Constitution” and that after the approval of the legal instrument, “a new stage in the life of the Homeland begins.”
“Since 2015, Venezuela has been the victim of sanctions and blockades and attacks by the North American empire, after the Obama decree a window was opened for multiple sanctions that since the arrival of Donald Trump have been more aggressive, which have as their only in order to destabilize the country’s economy, ”he said.
Similarly, he argued that the legal instrument has received the support of more than 89% of Venezuelans who have answered the survey of the Patria system online.
On September 29, Maduro handed over the law to the ANC and asked for support to change the legal framework and recover the economy, with the legal instrument that will be in force “until the blockade ends.”
In fact, in its final provision the law establishes that “it will be in effect from its publication in the Official Gazette of the Bolivarian Republic of Venezuela, until the effects of the unilateral coercive measures, restrictions and other threats that affect the country cease.”
He affirmed that the last quarter will be the application of this law, so the ANC declared itself in regulatory urgency to discuss the project.