The Foreign Minister of the United Kingdom, Dominic Raab, announced this Thursday the extension of the recognition of his Government to the President in Charge of Venezuela, Juan Guaidó and the National Assembly elected in 2015 by more than 14 million Venezuelans.
The British diplomat indicated that Juan Guaidó must remain in his position, along with all the elected legislators in the last legitimate elections held in Venezuela, until the conditions for new parliamentary elections are in place.
“Since the legislative elections in December were neither free nor credible,” he said.
Finally, he urged Venezuelans to defend the Parliament that belongs to them.
“We call on all the leaders of Venezuela to support the restoration of democracy,” he concluded.
The UK continues to recognise the Venezuelan National Assembly elected in 2015 and to recognise its president as interim president, since legislative elections in December were neither free nor credible.
We call on all Venezuela's leaders to support the restoration of democracy
— Dominic Raab (@DominicRaab) January 7, 2021