Alwaght- The Venezuelan president said that the authorities continue working for the protection and stabilization of electricity and potable water services.
The president of Venezuela, Nicolás Maduro, denounced on Monday that "an electrical power coup is in full swing", which purpose is to plunge the country into destabilization by taking the electricity and water services from the population.
"When we already had the country connected and we were going to proceed with a cargo management plan, there was a coup via the electromagnetic route to the transmission lines," the president said after explaining the latest attacks on the National Electric System (SEN).
The Venezuelan president said that the experts of the electricity company Corpoelec, the water minister and the armed forces continue to work for the progressive recovery of electricity and drinking water.
"Those who are behind this plan, those who take away electricity and then call for violence, they know, they know how to fish in troubled waters and then take over political power. They will not return!" He said.
The Head of State recalled that since Sunday, March 31, the load management plan for 30 days (scheduled power cuts) came into force, while the system stabilized.
Maduro announced that starting Monday Igor Gavidia León, an electrical engineer with extensive experience is taking over Ministry of Electric Energy and the presidency of Corpoelec.
Gavidia replaces Motta Domínguez, to whom the president thanked for the work carried out during "four years of incessant war".
Venezuela has been in political turmoil over the past few months, with the opposition holding widespread anti-government protests, blaming Maduro for an ailing economy, hyperinflation, power cuts, and shortages of basic items.
Opposition figure Juan Guaido declared himself Venezuela’s “interim president” on January 23, deepening the crisis. Washington took the lead in recognizing the 35-year-old opposition figure’s claim, followed by the US’s major European allies, including France, Germany, and Britain.
Maduro has repeatedly blamed Venezuela’s woes on US intervention and accused Washington of attempting a coup as well as sabotage against his government.
During the past weeks, recurring power outages have occurred. The Maduro government has accused Washington of being behind the outages by conducting “electromagnetic” attacks on Venezuela’s hydroelectric dams.