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Venezuela: Guaido announces formation of shadow government

Venezuela, Bolivarian Republic of, Caracas
August 28, 2019 at 21:21 GMT +00:00 · Published

Venezuelan opposition leader Juan Guaido announced the creation of a new 'centre of government' in Caracas on Wednesday, appointing fellow politician Leopoldo Lopez as general co-ordinator.

During a press conference held at Metropolitan University, Guaido described the shadow government would be "a space for organisation". Given that Lopez is currently living in the Spanish embassy after being escaping house arrest, they would operate "in the best possible way that it does not interrupt or hinder the rules of the embassy".

Guaido's statement comes at the time when the self-proclaimed interim-president is looking to increase pressure on Nicolas Maduro's government, not only nationally but internationally as well.

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Venezuelan opposition leader Juan Guaido announced the creation of a new 'centre of government' in Caracas on Wednesday, appointing fellow politician Leopoldo Lopez as general co-ordinator.

During a press conference held at Metropolitan University, Guaido described the shadow government would be "a space for organisation". Given that Lopez is currently living in the Spanish embassy after being escaping house arrest, they would operate "in the best possible way that it does not interrupt or hinder the rules of the embassy".

Guaido's statement comes at the time when the self-proclaimed interim-president is looking to increase pressure on Nicolas Maduro's government, not only nationally but internationally as well.

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