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Power struggle in Venezuela: Between enthusiasm and Frustration

so Far, the strategy of the Venezuelan Opposition, to split the military is not risen. Many civilians are now sceptical as to whether a change of power is possible.

In a tracksuit jogs of Venezuela, commander-in-chief Nicolás makes Maduro with soldiers. A Video he posted on Twitter, in order to demonstrate the unity with the armed forces. This seems necessary, because the political opponent calls for the disobedience of the army. The self-appointed interim President, Juan Guaidó had called on his supporters to the weekend, to present the soldiers with the draft of the Amnesty law.

Many with make-and-drag anywhere in the country to the barracks and handed over the paper, the promises to the soldiers, impunity, if you stick to the Constitution. From the point of view of the Opposition which can only mean: If you turn away from the socialist government. However, some of the soldiers to burn the piece of paper.

Maduro's Power is based on the support of the army

The opposition strategy - to split the military, because the Power Maduro's based on the backbone of the army is not yet risen. Guaidó turned yesterday after Church again to the soldiers.

"The military attaché of the Venezuelan Embassy in Washington has decided to respect the constitutional and human rights, and said that he recognizes me. And I say to you, soldier: Now is the Moment to do the Same. Don't be afraid", he cried to them. "This is not the time for backward steps. Today I give You an order: don't Shoot civilians!"

The opposition leader and self-proclaimed President of Venezuela, Juan Guaidó, the Sunday Church in prayer photograph.

Almost 800 arrests in a few days

Everywhere where Guaidó shows up to cheer him people. The mood barometer is moving between excitement, Frustration and rejection. In Caracas, many do not want to talk to journalists and anyone who speaks into a microphone, often called his name. In the past few days, there has been, according to the non-governmental organization Foro Penal, nearly 800 arrests.

"I see in the Whole no future for. I don't recognize that the Opposition something Healthy to end the crisis," says a man who wants to remain anonymous. "It seems to me like the white ointment. So, the government wins just like always."

On a place of the Mittvierzigerin Mirna Vásquez children to see when Playing. Also, she has little hope: "Without the military on your side you have nothing in Hand. I see no new political force," says you. "This is always the same: you don't know what you are doing and have poorly planned."

Christian, a 30-year-old lawyer, says, in Venezuela, the Constitution is no longer respected for a long time - since the government deprived the opposition-dominated Parliament. What is happening now is the logical consequence of this: "The Ultimatum of the foreign countries for Maduro to announce within a week, new elections - I don't know. I'm afraid the time is not enough," he says. "We still have the same institutions, such as the electoral Council and the Supreme court, the work is dependent on the government. Our rights do not guarantee it."

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