The European Union on Thursday ratified Juan Guaidó as the president of the National Assembly and of the presidency in charge of Venezuela.
The European body considers that the decision of Nicolás Maduro’s Supreme Court of Justice to ratify the deputy of the NA, Luis Parra, as president of the National Assembly is illegitimate.
“The voting session that led to the election of Luis Parra is neither legitimate nor constitutional (…) We therefore continue to fully support Juan Guaidó as President of the National Assembly,” said EU High Representative for Foreign Policy Josep Borrell in a statement.
He also indicated on behalf of the twenty-seven governments of the European Union that “recent events have further deepened the longstanding institutional and political crisis in Venezuela, and reduced the democratic and constitutional space in the country”.
In conclusion, the Spanish politician stressed that the European Union “continues to fully support Juan Guaidó as president of the National Assembly” and that it “strongly rejects the violations of the democratic, constitutional and transparent functioning of the National Assembly, as well as the intimidation, violence and arbitrary decisions against its members.”