The European Parliament has voted on a resolution calling for the recognition of the leader of the Venezuelan opposition as Venezuela’s interim president.
According to a Reuters report, EU Parliament members voted on Thursday on a resolution calling on EU governments to recognize Juan Guaido, the U.S.-backed pro-Western Venezuelan opposition leader, as Venezuela’s interim president. This European Parliament resolution is not binding, but will have political implications.
EU foreign affairs envoy Joseph Borrell had recently said Brussels had backed away from recognizing Juan Guaido as Venezuela’s interim president.
The U.S. administration under Donald Trump and a group of Washington’s allies, such as the United Kingdom, illegally recognized Guaido as Venezuela’s interim president in 2018, which had been met with rejection by independent countries.
U.S. officials have called the government of Nicolas Maduro, who was re-elected as president of Venezuela a few months ago by a large vote, illegal.
Despite White House attempts to overthrow and oust Maduro, the Venezuelan people and the country’s military resisted U.S. plots, and the Trump administration’s plans failed.
by Jeremy Abbott – American Correspondent – WPN