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The United States still recognizes the National Assembly of Venezuela and will maintain sanctions against the Maduro regime


The US State Department said it still recognizes Venezuela's 2015 National Assembly as "the only democratically elected institution left in Venezuela today."

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The US State Department said it still recognizes Venezuela's 2015 National Assembly as "the only democratically elected institution left in Venezuela today," even as the assembly voted to end the " interim government” headed by opposition leader Juan Guaidó.

"We and the democracies of the region will continue to support the efforts of the 2015 National Assembly and others to return democracy to Venezuela," said State Department spokesman Ned Price.

Price said that US sanctions against the Nicolás Maduro regime in Venezuela "remain in force" and that the United States will continue to discuss with the Assembly over the supervision of foreign assets.

“Regarding our approach towards Nicolás Maduro, our approach has not changed.

He is illegitimate.

We support the 2015 National Assembly as the only vestige of democracy in Venezuela,” Price said.

  • Former deputies of the National Assembly of Venezuela eliminate the so-called "interim government" of Juan Guaidó

On December 30, former deputies who were members of the National Assembly of Venezuela between 2016 and 2021 approved eliminating the so-called "interim government" headed by Juan Guaidó and appointing in its place a delegated commission whose function will be to seek the protection of some of the country's assets abroad.


With 72 votes in favor, 29 against and eight abstentions, the former deputies gave the green light to the reforms to the Statute Law that governs the "Transition to Democracy", the legal basis that allowed Guaidó to proclaim himself interim president of Venezuela in 2019. The meeting lasted until Friday night, adding up to more than seven hours of deliberations.

The Venezuelan opposition leader, who is so far recognized by the United States as Venezuela's interim president, participated in the session and voted against the reforms.

After the vote, Guaidó considered that the deputies have "taken a step into the void" and that they destroyed a constitutional tool.

He called them to take responsibility for the decision taken and added that he has a clear conscience and that despite what happened he does not take it personally.

"The attacks and the considerations I take for the position," he said.

Lastly, he thanked the people of Venezuela for their trust in him.

Blackout in VenezuelaJuan Guaidó

Source: cnnespanol

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