Marlon Diaz, elected president of the Federation of University Centers of Carabobo, confirmed that he would not abide by the decision of the Electoral Chamber of the Supreme Court, which does not know him as an authority, and ordered the research house to perform "all necessary actions" for Jessica Bello to take possession.
A student identified with the ruling party introduced amparo for the “alleged violation of the right to active and passive electoral right and the right to participate, enshrined in articles 62, 63 and 70 of the constitutional”. The TSJ also left “non-existent and without legal force” the actions performed by Luis Eduardo Leon, whom they accuse of usurping the functions of the UC Student Election Commission to proclaim Diaz, who received more than 5,000 votes.
“This resolution is another attempt by the government to convey the will of the students. He has no legal support, and we will not allow this to be ignored, ”said Dias.
He recalled that after the elections on November 14, which students went to vote, despite the violence generated by groups allegedly associated with the ruling party, was proclaimed by the Student Election Commission, "lawfully elected in 2017".
“We have minutes that represent the student’s desire, and they have a proposal that will not cost more than university autonomy. The court will not come to decide what the future of the student is, ”he said, before breaking the document published by the TSJ on Tuesday evening, reports CarabanoHe assured that this measure is an attack on the student part and the institution. “The government wanted to attack UC; He declared himself an enemy of the university. Students are rested and firm, because they will not limit the student’s right to elect their representatives with a sentence. ”
UC Rector Jesse Divo de Romero reported Carabano Lawyers of the Legal Adviser of the institution went to Caracas to find out the conditions of amparo. "The university has its own mechanisms for solving its problems, and it is through its university council, its government and the co-government that make decisions," he said.
He said that the university council will not allow "the intervention of external agents in the decision-making process and the usurpation of its powers and legal powers."
Rejection The secretary of the Central University of Venezuela, Amalio Belmonte, condemned that the Minister of Higher Education, Hugbel Roa, had granted the right to speak with Jessica Bello at the National Council of Universities, held yesterday in Unef. "We refuse to give the right to speak in order to legitimize an act that violates the democratic nature of the UC and the popular will of the student community."
Belmonte believes that this action violates university autonomy and the Constitution, and it is a question of legitimizing a young woman who "was defeated with 80% of the votes in order to impose on her the president without sufficient votes."
“We don’t know Bello as president of FCU-UC, because the expression of the students was different, and also because the elections were mediated by the violence of the government and the intervention of the governor Rafael Lacava,” he said.
Attorney General Louise Ortega Díaz said in her Twitter account that the verdict “confirms that tyranny keeps the hostages of the institutions in order to impose their wrongdoings and continue to run around the Venezuelans.” He called for "not to comply with this criminal decision, which violates their rights."
Autonomy of the University of Vulner
Aula Abierta, Epikea, Center for Peace and Human Rights of the Central University of Venezuela, Human Rights Commission of the Faculty of Law and Political Science of the University of Zulia and the Andes University Human Rights Observatory rejected a Supreme Court ruling that orders Carabobo University to “guarantee the inauguration” of pro-government candidate Jessica Bello.
“The decision of the Electoral Chamber testifies to the state policy aimed at violation of university autonomy and academic freedom, since from 2010 to 2018 50 court decisions were registered in which these rights were violated,” the statement reads. ,
They demanded that the state respect university autonomy and the election results recognized by the university council of the University of Carabobo.