EU states no longer recognise Guaido as Venezuela's interim president

EU states no longer recognise Guaido as Venezuela's interim president
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  • calendar-gray 25 January 2021

Venezuela’s Juan Guaido is a no longer considered interim president, European Union states said in a statement on Monday, APA reports citing Reuters.

The EU’s 27 states had said on Jan. 6 they could no longer legally recognize Guaido as after he lost his position as head of parliament following legislative elections in Venezuela in December, despite the EU not recognising that vote.

“The EU repeats its calls for ... the freedom and safety of all political opponents, in particular representatives of the opposition parties elected to the National Assembly of 2015, and especially Juan Guaido,” the statement said following a meeting of EU foreign ministers in Brussels.

“The EU considers them to be important actors and privileged interlocutors,” it said, calling for the opposition to unite against the disputed rule of Maduro.

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