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(CNN Spanish) –– Juan Guaidó, president of the National Assembly of Venezuela and recognized interim president for more than 50 countries, rejected this Sunday a statement by Defense Minister Vladimir Padrino López, who declared that this opposition faction “never may exercise political power. "
The communication center of Guaidó's office issued a statement in which they maintain that the statements of the government official of the questioned president, Nicolás Maduro, were "insolent, dictatorial and violating all constitutional order", at the same time that they exhorted the forces armed and the international community to condemn them.
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Padrino López's words were given in the context of a commemorative act for the 209 years of Venezuela's independence. Earlier, Guaidó had called on the citizens not to participate in the parliamentary elections called for December 6, considering them a “farce”.
"As long as there is an armed force like the one we have today, anti-imperialist, revolutionary, Bolivarian, they will never be able to exercise political power in Venezuela," said Padrino López.Is Juan Guaidó out of the game? 1:40
"I think it is good that this faction of thugs, politicians, who have dared to put in a statement there, an outrage of a statement, demand that we make more commitment, when the Bolivarian National Armed Forces has given concrete demonstrations, to understand it. the sight of all the people of Venezuela, of their patriotic interest in defending the integrity of our geographic space, which is not an option for us, is a constitutional mandate, "added the minister.
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