The Permanent Council of the Organization of American States (OAS) approved on Friday a resolution condemning the parliamentary coup d’état carried out by Maduro’s dictatorship against the National Assembly and ratifying its support to President Juan Guaidó.
The resolution was approved with the vote of 20 States in favor, 5 against, 8 abstentions and 1 absence.
This resolution in support of democratic forces in Venezuela was based on three specific points:
1 – To condemn the use of force and intimidation tactics by the disputed government of Nicolás Maduro to try to prevent deputies of the National Assembly from freely attending the session called for January 5th in order to democratically elect their Governing Board.
2 – To welcome the election of Juan Guaidó as President of the National Assembly of Venezuela.
3 – To renew the call for an early return to democracy in Venezuela and, in this regard, to reaffirm the need to hold inclusive, free, fair and transparent general elections, conducted by a renewed and independent National Electoral Council selected by the National Assembly in accordance with the Venezuelan Constitution and by a renewed and independent Supreme Court of Justice, with the presence of independent international observers.