Juan Guaido, an oppositional leader, was recognized by the European Parliament as interim president of Venezuela, Guardian reported on Friday.
Juan Guaido insists Venezuelan people urgently need the changes to improve their daily life, and it is not only about the current political situation but elementary things like medicines and food. When he was asked about Venezuela’s future by The Associated Press journalist, Guaido said that for Venezuela, the recent protests are like a “new test”.
The European Parliament has already recognized Juan Guaido as the interim president despite Venezuela’s military’s top brass has sided with President Nicolas Maduro since protests against his rule broke out.
Speaking about Venezuelan people who suffering under the Maduro regime, Juan Guaido explained that aid for the country will include life-saving medicines that are scarce in Venezuela. Such humanitarian assistance is long-awaited by the people who used to buy literally every thing abroad, it will be transported by vehicles arriving at several border points after it is shipped into “friendly ports” in neighboring countries.
The first steps of the interim president of Venezuela
The interim president Guaido reiterated that Venezuelans are not just taking aid from the United States, in the next few days “we will announce a global coalition to send aid to Venezuela,” the opposition leader said.
European MPs have voted 439 in favour to 104 against, with 88 abstentions, at a special session in Brussels to recognise the Venezuelan congress head Guaido as interim leader, according to the official. EP also urged all 28 EU states to follow suit and declare Juan Guaido “the only legitimate interim president” until there were “new free, transparent and credible presidential elections”.
Meanwhile, members of Nicolas Maduro’s office have rejected and ridiculed the EU countries’ ultimatum, the end of which will be marked by a day of pro-opposition protests on Saturday.