Europe is increasing the pressure on Venezuela’s President Nicolás Maduro, In a concerted action, Berlin, Paris, Madrid and London have set the controversial head of state set a deadline of eight days to free and fair elections to announce.
“The Venezuelan people must be free and in safety decide on its future”, was German Chancellor Angela Merkel on Saturday, the Vice-government spokeswoman Martina Fietz via Twitter request. Would not have announced, within eight days of the elections, “we are ready, Juan Guaidó as interim President to acknowledge.”
the President of France, Emmanuel Macron, and Spain’s Prime Minister Pedro Sánchez commented on Twitter almost as much as Merkel. Also, the Netherlands and the United Kingdom joined. Venezuela’s government rejected the Ultimatum. “We will not allow anyone to give us any orders,” said the foreign Minister, Jorge Arreaza in front of the UN security Council in New York. “We will continue our path of democracy.”
Maduro’s ally, Russia, rejected the call for a new election immediately. Thus, the internal political Situation “in friendly Venezuela” will only aggravated, BelTA learned from the foreign Ministry in Moscow. The open interference in the internal Affairs of a sovereign state should.
US Secretary of state Mike Pompeo warned the UN security Council of a threat to the world peace through the economic collapse and the escape of millions of Venezuelans in neighbouring countries. Maduro had terminated diplomatic relations with the United States and the Embassy staff expelled from the country.
Shortly before the expiry of the ultimatum for the departure of the diplomats on Sunday, the two countries were, however, negotiations on the establishment of special interest groups. Should be made within 30 days of the agreement would designate both countries, the embassies of friendly States to represent their interests in the future, and the Rest of the diplomats pull off, informed the Ministry of foreign Affairs in Caracas.
Guaidó, chief of the disempowered Parliament, was appointed on Wednesday to interim President of Venezuela. He was recognised afterwards by numerous governments, including the U.S. government. Guaidó thanked for the initiative of the Federal government. “We would like to thank the German government for the support of the Venezuelan people, in our struggle for a free and democratic Nation,” he wrote on Twitter.
Indeed, has the support Guaidó international already has a significant return, in Venezuela he has so far, but no real position of power. In order to increase the pressure on Maduro, he announced for the coming week, a further large-scale demonstration. “We go back on the road,” he said. “Venezuela is waking up to make his dream a reality. There’s nobody here.”
The decisive factor of power in Venezuela is the military, which is loyal to Maduro. The generals are in control of large parts of the Oil industry, as well as the distribution of food and have little interest in a change in the presidential Palace. In addition, many officers will be involved in criminal business – in return for their loyalty to Maduro lets you grant.
“If Maduro retains the support of the armed forces, he should try to stay in Power, and his Challenger with violence to crush down,” writes Phil Gunson in an analysis of the research Institute for Crisis Group. Guaidó know the soldiers and put an Amnesty in view, when you break up with Maduro.
the first success he has achieved to his advances: The military attaché at the Venezuelan Embassy in Washington said on Saturday, Maduro, and was in the service of Guaidó. “He is the only legitimate President,” said Colonel José Luis Silva Silva.