Venezuelan President Nicolas Maduro has announced that as part of the deal reached with a section of opposition leaders, pro-government legislators will return to the National Assembly on Tuesday.
Part of the deal reached with opposition parties the parliamentary bloc of the United Socialist Party of Venezuela (PSUV) and the Great Patriotic Pole (GPP) will return to the country’s National Assembly on Tuesday.
“Let’s go to the debate,” Maduro said on state television urging the “whole country to support the national dialogue table, which is an opportunity for peace that is opened to the country, to seek solutions between Venezuelans against the blockade.”
Maduro explained the assembly was still in contempt of the law but said the ruling party lawmakers would retake their seats with the objective “to promote dialogue.”
Two years after the opposition won the majority in the National Assembly in 2015, the Supreme Court announced the creation of Constituent Assembly, which superseded the congress.
Last week, a minority group of legislators agreed to start negotiations with the government of Maduro while excluding other parties led by opposition leader Juan Guaido.
The negotiations were aimed at finding a political solution to the country’s crisis, as well as focusing on reforming the country’s electoral board and tackling the economic crisis.
Since its formation, some agreements were struck such as the incorporation of the United Socialist Party (PSUV) to the National Assembly, as well as the release of opposition leader Edgar Zambrano months after his arrest.