Caracas (EFE) in which he offered few details about these maneuvers that will be reviewed later by the opposition.
“The budget (…) did not reach 150 million (dollars). In four years, it is more or less the budget of this municipality (Caracas Libertador), for one year, that is, all that was used from public funds, more or less is the budget of a municipality in the capital for one year », the former deputy told reporters.
He stressed that the expenses were always authorized “unanimously” by the former opposition deputies elected in 2015, whose term expired in January 2021, who maintain a sort of parallel Parliament active in ignorance of the current Legislative, controlled by the ruling party.
«One could say (that) it is a lot (or) it is little. (But), how much is this to defend democracy, to recover and face a dictatorship?” continued the politician who proclaimed himself interim president of Venezuela in January 2019 -when he was leader of Parliament-, in ignorance of the legitimacy of Nicolás Maduro as head of state.
Guaidó will share the data with former deputies
Among the details provided, he stressed that it was from 2020 when they began to use public funds to “alleviate the crisis.” That year, he explained, “70% of the budget was precisely” for the delivery of bonuses to health workers who worked to contain the covid-19 pandemic.
Then, in 2021, “almost 50% was allocated to social assistance” and another item for the “support” of the parallel parliament, Guaidó pointed out that he did not explain the type of social assistance provided during that year or how much money was allocated to pay the salaries of that interim period, which was recognized by the United States and some 50 countries.
This rendering of accounts will be sent to the group of former deputies who continue to meet weekly and who control some of the wealth of Venezuela in countries that do not recognize the legitimacy of the Chavista government.