Mr. Juan Guaido is no longer acting President of the National Assembly of Venezuela, USA immediately reacted.
On January 5, Venezuela’s National Assembly conducted the election and selected the new President, Luis Parra, a member of the First Justice Party (PJ), replacing Juan Guaido, who called himself the President of the Forest. at the beginning of last year.
|Mr. Luis Parra was elected President of the National Assembly of Venezuela.|
Venezuelan President Nicolas Maduro welcomed the election results on the same day.
“The National Assembly held a session at the National Assembly Building under the Constitution. A new leader was elected, the opposition headed by Congressman Luis Parra” – Mr. Maduro declared on television.
Mr. Luis Parra received the support of the ruling Socialist parliamentarians (PSUV).
However, opposition leader Juan Guaido and his supporters opposed the vote, accusing it of a “parliamentary coup”. Mr. Juan Guaido was not present at the voting session. He and several opposition MPs were prevented from entering the legislature headquarters by security forces. Venezuelan troops have also been deployed to ensure security.
Reuters reported, Guaido accused the Maduro government of using all tactics to minimize the number of opposition lawmakers participating in the vote, leading to support for Luis Parra – an ally of Nicolas Maduro.
The newspaper said opposition MPs had to go through five checkpoints of the police and the National Guard. At these posts, security and military officers will slowly review the personal information of MPs and at each point refuse to allow some lawmakers to pass through. Since then the number of opposition lawmakers has been greatly reduced and affecting voting results.
Opposition members and many US lawmakers and officials condemned Nicolas Maduro’s actions in deploying the military to ensure the security of the National Assembly building, calling it an act to prevent Juan Guaido from participating. vote.
|Juan Guaido tried to climb the fence to get into Venezuela’s parliament building.|
Supporters of lawmakers Juan Guaido gathered at the editorial office of a local newspaper and voted to “re-vote” him as the leader of the Venezuelan National Assembly.
Later, US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo congratulated Mr. Juan Guaido for winning the re-election despite his efforts to arrest opposition members and prevent access to Congressional buildings.
“The arrests, bribes, and blocking of access to the National Assembly building did not derail the Venezuelan National Assembly. Only when a transitional Government held free and fair presidential elections would there be any could end the crisis in Venezuela, “Pompeo wrote on Twitter.
The Acting Assistant Secretary of the United States in the Western Hemisphere, Michel Kozak, commented that Washington will continue to consider Juan Guaido as President of Venezuela’s Provisional Congress.
Venezuelan Foreign Minister Jorge Arreaza later condemned Kozak’s statement, lashing out the “blatant intervention” of the US government in the country’s domestic affairs.
“They do not fully realize that we are an independent and sovereign nation” – Mr. Arreaza declared.
The political crisis in Venezuela was cooled by the end of 2019 after US efforts to support Juan Guaido as President to replace Mr. Nicolas Maduro did not change the political situation in Venezuela. this South American country. President Maduro still receives the absolute support of the military and cooled down the negotiations with the opposition led by Juan Guaido to conduct negotiations to resolve the economic and political crisis.
However, so far, when Juan Guaido continues to be pushed away from the most powerful body, the National Assembly, the efforts to condemn and demand the replacement of the President have risen. Juan Guaido has been recognized by the interim President of Venezuela as a provisional president by 50 countries, most of them all of the United States, but all are diplomatic statements. Meanwhile, Russia, Belarus, Bolivia, Iran, Cuba, Nicaragua, El Salvador, Syria and Turkey voiced their support for Mr. Maduro.