Several countries made official their position in the struggle for the legitimate power of the government in Venezuela. While some recognized the president of the National Assembly of Venezuela, Juan Guaidó, as the legitimate representative of the executive branch, others declared themselves loyal to Maduro.
Before a multitude of citizens concentrated in Caracas this Wednesday, Guaidó swore the Constitution and proclaimed himself legitimate interim president of the republic.
The current president of parliament now wants to lead a transitional government to overthrow the Chavista government of Nicolás Maduro out of Miraflores.
- Countries and organizations that recognize Juan Guaidó as legitimate president of Venezuela
- United States
- Costa Rica
- OEA (Organization of American States)
- BID (Banco Iberoamericano de Desarrollo)
- Countries and organizations that recognize Nicolás Maduro as legitimate president of Venezuela
- Those who do not position themselves in favor of any leader
The EU countries avoided pronouncing themselves in favor of the self-proclaimed legitimate interim president, Juan Guaidó, and, instead, called for the beginning of a political process leading to free and reliable elections in the country.
- Guyana and Santa Lucia are the only members of “Grupo Lima” (a multilateral body that was established following the Lima Declaration on 8 August 2017 in the Peruvian capital of Lima, where representatives of 12 countries met in order to establish a peaceful exit to the crisis in Venezuela) have not been officially positioned on this matter.
The Yucatan Times