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WorldEU to Back Guaido as Venezuela's Interim President

13:05  02 february  2019
13:05  02 february  2019 Source:   newsweek.com

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Despite overt US support for Venezuelan National Assembly leader Juan Guaidó’ s coup, Secretary of State Mike Pompeo seems to be Secretary of State Mike Pompeo just called the figure Washington is attempting to install as Venezuelan President "Juan * Guido *" - as in the racist term for Italians.

After US-designated puppet Juan Guaido declared himself interim Venezuelan president , OAS secretary general Luis Almagro, a notorious US EU policymaking requires consensus, why Brussels hasn't officially recognized Guido as interim Venezuelan president - his illegitimacy indisputable.

EU to Back Guaido as Venezuela's Interim President© Carlos Garcia Rawlins/REUTERS Venezuelan opposition leader and self-proclaimed interim president Juan Guaido speaks during an interview with Reuters in Caracas, Venezuela January 31, 2019. REUTERS/Carlos Garcia Rawlins

Members of the European Union will officially recognize Juan Guaido as Venezuela’s interim president next week.

Earlier this week, the bloc’s foreign ministers agreed to back Guaido’s decision to declare himself president but will do so only until a new election is held. According to Reuters, the ministers are mindful the decision to back Venezuela’s interim president could set a dangerous political precedent and will proceed cautiously.

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Parliament speaker Juan Guaido declared himself interim president last week, in opposition to Maduro who ruled Venezuela since 2013. States such as Russia, China, Iran and Turkey continue to recognize Nicolas Maduro as Venezuela ’ s democratically-elected president .

Venezuela ' s opposition has raised the stakes against President Nicolas Maduro after congress head Juan Guaido swore himself in as interim head of EU policymaking requires consensus, why Brussels hasn't officially recognized Guido as interim Venezuelan president - his illegitimacy indisputable.

Each of the 28 members state will outline its position over the new head of Venezuela’s National Assembly, as opposed to the EU making a joint declaration.

Last month, Guaido declared himself the country’s “acting president”, a move which was recognized by the U.S, but dismissed by Nicolás Maduro, who has held office since 2013.

Maduro was sworn in for a second term in January, a result which was disputed by several governments, including the U.S.

Along with Washington, Canada, Australia, Georgia, Haiti, Israel, Kosovo and Morocco have all formally recognized Guaido.

Britain, Germany, France and Spain will formally back Guaido on Monday.

Smaller EU members, however, will adopt a more cautious approach, specifically avoiding to use words such as “recognition” in their statements.

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BRUSSELS (Reuters) - The European Parliament recognized Venezuela ’ s self-declared interim president Juan Guaido as de facto head of state on EU lawmakers voted 439 in favor to 104 against, with 88 abstentions, at a special session in Brussels to recognize Venezuelan congress head Guaido

Last week opposition leader Juan Guaidó declared himself Venezuela ’ s interim president , and quickly won the support of the US, the UK, Canada and some On Monday New Zealand’s closest neighbour, Australia, recognised Guaidó as Venezuela ’ s president . The US secretary of state, Mike Pompeo

“A lot of countries will want to stress the interim nature of this de-facto recognition,” an EU diplomat was quoted as saying by Reuters.

The EU’s position is further complicated by the fact the European Parliament on Thursday recognized the 35-year-old Guaido as the head of the Venezuelan congress.

According to the report, the 28-country bloc based its decision on the Venezuelan constitution, which states the head of congress can take over if the president is absent, incapacitated or usurps power.

Guaido’s allies have long argued that Maduro stole the second mandate in January. Last Saturday, the EU set a eight-day deadline for a new election, which Maduro dismissed as an unacceptable ultimatum.

Despite Guaido’s attempt to oust him, Maduro retains the support of a host of allies in the region, including Bolivia, Cuba, El Salvador and Nicaragua, as well as Dominica, Suriname, Saint Kitts, Nevis, Saint Vincent and the Grenadines in the Caribbean.

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The European Parliament recognised Venezuela ' s self-declared interim president Juan Guaido as the de-facto head of state, a symbolic step that lawmakers said was designed to keep pressure onPresident Nicolas Maduro. EU lawmakers voted in a non-binding resolution to recognise Guaido as

European Union governments will move to recognize Juan Guaido as Venezuela ' s interim president from next week, but using cautious language for fear of Instead of the bloc as a whole making a joint declaration, each of the 28 governments will come forward with their own position on whether to back

Belarus, China, Cambodia, Equatorial Guinea, Greece, Iran, Laos, North Korea and the Palestinian government have also declared their support for him, as have Russia, South Africa, Syria and Turkey.

Uruguay and Mexico, meanwhile, continue to recognize Maduro but plan to hold a meeting to resolve the situation.

Similarly, the EU has offered to lead an international delegation containing emissaries from 10 to 12 countries in a bid to solve the political impasse in Venezuela.

The International Contact Group on Venezuela will meet in Montevideo, Uruguay next week. EU foreign policy chief Federica Mogherini said the group will include the governments of Britain, France, Germany, Spain and Italy, as well as Bolivia and Ecuador.

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