A general view of the hemicycle during a plenary session at the European Parliament in Brussels, Belgium, 31 January 2019. The parliament voted for the official recognition of the President of the National Assembly (Parliament) of Venezuela and self-proclaimed interim President of the country Juan Guaido as president of Venezuela. Photo: EPA-EFE/STEPHANIE LECOCQ

EU parliament recognises Guaido as Venezuelan interim president

  • Pressure continues to mount against Venezuelan leader Nicolas Maduro and his remaining backers to step aside and allow free elections
  • EU foreign policy chief Federica Mogherini demands that Venezuelan authorities loyal to Maduro release detained foreign journalists
Topic |   Venezuela

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A general view of the hemicycle during a plenary session at the European Parliament in Brussels, Belgium, 31 January 2019. The parliament voted for the official recognition of the President of the National Assembly (Parliament) of Venezuela and self-proclaimed interim President of the country Juan Guaido as president of Venezuela. Photo: EPA-EFE/STEPHANIE LECOCQ
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epa07332311 Venezuelan opposition protesters participate in a demonstration to demand the end of the crisis and in support of the interim presidency of Juan Guaido, in Caracas, Venezuela, 30 January 2019. National Assembly leader Juan Guaido declared himself interim president of Venezuela on 23 January and promised to guide the country toward new election as he consider last May's election not valid. EPA-EFE/Cristian Hernández

As Venezuelans protest, Mexico and Spain call for talks and US senators ask EU to join them in backing Juan Guaido

  • Venezuelans took to the streets in protest on Wednesday at Guaido’s behest, calling for President Nicolas Maduro to step down
  • Meanwhile, a bipartisan group of US senators has called on the European Union to back Guaido’s claim as interim president
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epa07332311 Venezuelan opposition protesters participate in a demonstration to demand the end of the crisis and in support of the interim presidency of Juan Guaido, in Caracas, Venezuela, 30 January 2019. National Assembly leader Juan Guaido declared himself interim president of Venezuela on 23 January and promised to guide the country toward new election as he consider last May's election not valid. EPA-EFE/Cristian Hernández
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