‘Guaido remains president’: US condemns Maduro’s attempt to regain control in Venezuela

The Trump administration reaffirmed its support for Venezuelan National Assembly President Juan Guaido after Nicolas Maduro attempted to halt his reelection vote.

On Sunday, Maduro’s forces attempted to shut down a vote by blocking Guaido from entering the assembly hall by claiming he was “disqualified” from holding public office in the country. While Guaido and his supporters were blocked outside, an opposition member, Luis Parra, declared himself president of the National Assembly, Venezuela’s legislative body.

Guaido responded to the chaos on Twitter, writing, “Whoever helps prevent the legitimate installation of the Venezuelan parliament becomes an accomplice of the dictatorship, and an accomplice of those who are oppressing the
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