Earlier, the leaders of France and Spain gave the President of Venezuela, Nicolas Maduro, eight days to announce the elections, otherwise they would recognize Juan Guaido as president of the country.
Venezuelan President Nicolas Maduro rejected the international ultimatum on re-election and said that opposition leader Juan Guaido violated the country’s constitution, declaring himself president, reports Reuters referring to CNN Turk.
Maduro said that he is open to dialogue.
He also noted that a meeting with US President Donald Trump would be “incredible, but not impossible”.
Earlier, the leaders of France and Spain gave the President of Venezuela, Nicolas Maduro, eight days to announce the elections, otherwise they recognize Juan Guaido as president of the country.
On January 10 the second cadence of Nicolas Maduro began. After the inauguration, on January 15, the Venezuelan parliament declared Maduro a usurper.
On January 21, in Caracas, a group of military demanded that the president be removed from power and called on citizens to join the uprising. At least 14 people were killed in clashes during the protest.
On January 23, Guaido proclaimed himself “Acting President”. Support for Guaido was expressed by the United States, the EU, Canada, Guatemala, Brazil, Argentina, Peru, Chile, Paraguay, Honduras, Costa Rica, Panama, Bolivia and other countries.
Nicolas Maduro said he does not intend to leave the presidency of Venezuela before the expiration of his term in 2025.
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