Skip to comments.Venezuela: European Union nations set to recognize opposition leader Guaido as Maduro deadline
Posted on 02/03/2019 10:22:18 AM PST by george76
An eight-day "ultimatum" for Venezuela's President Maduro to call fresh elections is set to expire in hours. Several EU nations are preparing to recognize Juan Guaido as interim leader, but Maduro remains defiant.
Venezuela's President Nicolas Maduro faces massive pressure to call for new elections before midnight on Sunday. Germany, France, Britain, Spain, Portugal, the Netherlands and Belgium have said they will recognize opposition leader Juan Guaido as president if Maduro fails to announce a second vote before the eight-day ultimatum expires.
France's European affairs minister, Nathalie Loiseau, told LCI television on Sunday that "if by tonight [President] Maduro does not commit to organizing presidential elections, then France will consider Juan Guaido as legitimate to organize them in his place and we will consider him as the interim president until legitimate elections in Venezuela [take place]."
"The ultimatum ends tonight," she told French media later on Sunday.
Austrian Chancellor Sebastian Kurz said Vienna would "acknowledge and support Juan Guaido as president ad interim of Venezuela" if Maduro failed to call new elections.
The Austrian leader also said he had a "very good phone call with President" Guaido
The European Parliament recognized opposition leader Juan Guaido as the country's interim leader on Thursday.
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Time for Nicky to bolt to Cuber
Didn’t John Kerry excoriate PDJT for being first to take this position?
John Kerry is fighting to keep migrants away from Palatial French Villa and off his private Beach .
Meanwhile the American DNC supports the Socialists. Venezuelans who are fortunate enough to escape that hell and luckily get into America will STILL vote for the American Socialists. Am I too cynical or off base?
Democrats just want their illegal votes.
Or he can crash in one of Bernie’s houses. AOC can sublet her couch too!
PDJT was first!
“Didnt John Kerry excoriate PDJT for being first to take this position?”
no doubt. What Trump does is called “leadership”, that is, he does something first and then everyone else follows ... actual, overt leadership is anathema to clueless, douchebag wimps like Kerry, assuming they could even recognize actual leadership when it occurs ...
Anythings possible - but the example of Cubans in FL doesnt predict it.
Maduro has the support of Cuba, Russia, Turkey and China.
He has the support of the military at home but his regime is perceived by most of the world, including Latin America, as an illegitimate dictatorship.
He is no Castro.
Why Cuba? What’s wrong with Los Angeles? All the Liberals and Hollywood Adore him, He could be elected as mayor in a heartbeat.
Maduro is Chavez without the charisma.
People just want to see him gone. Venezuela is like a parody of a bad banana republic.
Its a dead country anyway thanks to its socialist policies. Chavez and Maduro dug its grave.
He will find out Cuber doesnt want fools, they want oil.
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