Alejandro González, a civil engineering student at UCV and representative of the Venezuelan Students’ Federation, lamented that the longest study house in the country had to watch past elections, without exercising their voting rights for more than a decade. Suspended Friday 26 May; And he speculates that this was not a product of coincidence but on purpose.
González described what the UCV election commission did as a “disaster” on the day the 220,000 Usevista members from all regions were elected to the positions of rectorate, academic vice-rectorate, administrative vice-rectorate and secretariat, in addition to deans and faculty. was called to elect. Representative before the University Council, Faculty Councils and School Councils.
«Beyond the disaster caused by the Election Commission, we must say that things do not happen by chance, beyond the apology given this Sunday, it is not explained that on the Wednesday before the election he said before the University Council that Everything was ready, the electoral party was ready,” he said. No this Monday. “How is it possible that on Friday at eight, ten in the morning they said the materials were incomplete and the ballots were mixed?”
In his opinion, there was some “complicity” on the part of the region. “Things don’t just happen, it is normal that in the midst of some failure or problem, this happened to you at the college or polling booth, but it is not a coincidence, nor sabotage, it is done intentionally. And that they waited until 2:00 p.m. to announce what they already knew, when many of our graduates were caned, hot, tired. This is an abuse of the university community and all of us who believe in academia.
González, of pro-government leanings, denied that it had anything to do with politics and insisted on being “beyond left, center or right, any ideology we have to respect for the Academy in the spirit of Usevista”. Let us unite and let us all keep in mind that we are part of the most prestigious university in the country.”
What advantage could the actors have about what happened, they replied “The rector comes from being a dean, then a secretary and representative of the dean’s council. He has been ruling for more than 25 years, and we know That it would be difficult to be in that position, away from power. We ask ourselves who really benefited from what happened on Friday, May 26?
In addition, he spoke about the videos and photographs that had been circulating on social networks since that time, in which dozens of students vandalized the session of the University Council and that “they were outraged” by what had happened.
“They have questioned us for the way we claim our rights, but we are the voice of ucevistas, graduates, retirees, workers, administrative personnel, but above all students. See, we have clarified our position and our sentiments. They have considered us terrorists or violent; and today we say that we are at war against 15 years of negligence, corruption and abandonment, but our main weapons are ideas and our morals.» .
This Sunday, the UCV Electoral Commission issued a statement in which it apologized to all ucevistas, and confirmed that the next June 9th would be the date of elections to elect more than 600 positions of House of Studies officials.
In the words of Gonzalez, the students need more than an apology, “We really need to know what happened and we demand that at CU. We demand a thorough diagnosis of why it failed and What measures will be taken to prevent this from happening on June 9.
He expressed regret that what happened creates distrust in Usevista who only want to vote “to defeat a shadow that has been covering the university for more than 15 years.”