Thursday, January 31, 2019

European Parliament Recognizes Guaidó As Venezuela’s Interim President European Parliament recognizes Guaidó as Venezuela’s interim president

The move follows the United States, Argentina, Brazil, Canada and others to recognize the opposition leader as head of the Latin American country.

The European Parliament adopted a resolution Thursday recognizing Venezuela's opposition leader Juan Guaidó as the country's interim president, and called on EU countries to support him until new "free, transparent and credible" presidential elections could be held.

The resolution — initiated by the European People's Party — was backed by 439 votes to 104, with 88 abstentions.

MEPs urged EU foreign policy chief Federica Mogherini and member states to also recognize Guaidó "as the only legitimate interim president," until new elections can be called "in order to restore democracy," the Parliament said in a statement.

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WNU Editor: Meanwhile the protests continue in Venezuela .... Venezuela: Widespread protests demand Nicolas Maduro step down (DW).

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