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Venezuela: National Assembly re-approve Guaido as interim president

Venezuela, Bolivarian Republic of, Caracas
September 17, 2019 at 22:13 GMT +00:00 · Published

Venezuela's opposition-controlled National Assembly ratified Juan Guaido as interim president until the "usurpation" of Nicolas Maduro is over, in a vote held in Caracas on Tuesday.

The confirmation follows a day after the Maduro's government and a section of the opposition agreed to begin talks on resolving the economic and politic crisis within the country, thus marginalising Guaido.

In his speech, Guaido criticised the government for excluding the internationally-recognised opposition from the talks.

The vote means that Guaido will continue as Head of the National Assembly beyond January 5, 2020, when his mandate is due to expire. The position was shared on a rotating basis between coalition partners.

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Venezuela's opposition-controlled National Assembly ratified Juan Guaido as interim president until the "usurpation" of Nicolas Maduro is over, in a vote held in Caracas on Tuesday.

The confirmation follows a day after the Maduro's government and a section of the opposition agreed to begin talks on resolving the economic and politic crisis within the country, thus marginalising Guaido.

In his speech, Guaido criticised the government for excluding the internationally-recognised opposition from the talks.

The vote means that Guaido will continue as Head of the National Assembly beyond January 5, 2020, when his mandate is due to expire. The position was shared on a rotating basis between coalition partners.

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