The initiative arose in response to the statements of the Government of the United States of open aggression against the sovereignty of Venezuela in Essequibo.
The Supreme Court of Justice (TSJ) has declared the constitutionality of the questions of the Consultative Referendum in Guyana Esequiba, which will be held on December 3, 2023.
Sentence number 1469 was issued after last October 20, the National Electoral Council (CNE) announced the holding of a popular consultation after receiving a request from the National Assembly (AN), which previously approved the plenary call based on provision of article 79 of the Internal and Debating Regulations (Ridan) and article 71 of the Constitution of the Bolivarian Republic of Venezuela (Crbv) on the consultative referendum initiative.
The initiative arose in response to the statements of the Government of the United States of open aggression against the sovereignty of Venezuela in Essequibo. In this regard, the president of the AN, Jorge Rodríguez, was described as ignorant and interfering with the statements of the Undersecretary for Western Hemisphere Affairs of the Department of State of the United States, Brian A. Nichols, who expressed his support for Guyana in the exploitation of natural which resources .in Essequibo bow to transnational interests and against the legitimate rights of Venezuela.