Press cartoon of the week The EU and the political standoff in Venezuela

Star wars

Published on 6 February 2019 at 22:00

19 EU countries, with among others the notable exception of Italy, recognised in a joint statement the opposition leader and current Speaker Juan Guaidó as the legitimate acting president of Venezuela, and asked him to call for immediate presidential elections.

The outgoing head of the State, Nicolás Maduro (pictured along with the Italian 5 Stars movement leader Luigi Di Maio), who is accused of violating human rights and rigging the latest presidential election, in 2018, stated that he will not resign.

Was this article useful? If so we are delighted! It is freely available because we believe that the right to free and independent information is essential for democracy. But this right is not guaranteed forever, and independence comes at a cost. We need your support in order to continue publishing independent, multilingual news for all Europeans. Discover our membership offers and their exclusive benefits and become a member of our community now!

Are you a news organisation, a business, an association or a foundation? Check out our bespoke editorial and translation services.

Support independent European journalism

European democracy needs independent media. Join our community!

On the same topic